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Taxidermy case of two adult male, two adult female and four young Common Snipe. According to Edward Hart, writing on 5 May 1927, 'Left (no 1): adult male, 1891; left middle (no 2): adult female, 1891; right middle (no 3): adult female, 1891; right (no 4): adult male, 1891; four young. Shot by me on Hurn Common, Christchurch. Sexes alike. Summer and winter plumage the same. Mounted by me'.

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Taxidermy case of two adult male, two adult female and four young Common Snipe by Edward Hart.


Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Natural History

adult; young male; female
8 items (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Birds
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Gallinago gallinago
scientific name (Horniman taxonomy):  Gallinago gallinago
previous specimen name:  Capella gallinago gallinago
catalogue title:  Common Snipe
common name:  Common Snipe

Hart, Edward
Additional collector information
collector:   Hart, Edward 
Place collected
Hurn, Dorset, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place collected information
collected:  Hurn 
Date collected
Additional date information
date collected:  1891 

Additional preparator information
preparator:  Hart, Edward 
Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made:  Christchurch 
Specimen form
taxidermy case
Additional specimen form information
material: taxidermy case (overall)
overall: 12000 g
Additional measurement information
overall: 12000 g

Edward Hart Collection
previous owner:  Hart, Edward  1891 - 1924
vendor:  Stowe School  1942 - 1983-03-31
previous owner:  Hall, John  1924 - Undefined
previous owner:  Hall, Patrick  Undefined - 1942

Related subjects
material:    taxidermy case 

Record created 2000-02-09 by HART DATABASE
Record last updated 2016-09-17 by XGVIEWS

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