The MAGNT bird collection, established in 1981, consists of about 6,000 databased specimens, the majority of which are from the Northern Territory.

The majority of the specimens are held as study skins with a small collection of ethanol preserved and skeletal specimens as well as a minor egg collection. Recently, frozen and ethanol-fixed tissue samples have been kept for genetic studies.

Specimens can be lent to workers at other institutions upon application and the MAGNT also welcomes visiting researchers.

The majority of the collection, including all type material, is databased.

The collection was established in 1981 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Mostly from the Northern Territory with some material from northern Western Australia and Queensland.

Australian states covered include: Northern Territory.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Bird Collection is 6,000.

Of these 6,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-09 19:11:09.0

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Banded Fruit Dove: Ptilinopus cinctus



19 Conacher Street
The Gardens, Darwin
Northern Territory 0820


Mr Gavin Dally
Senior Collections Manager, Natural Sciences
phone: +61-(0)8-8999 8247
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Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Bird Collection has an estimated 6,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (6,000 records).

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