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Taxidermy case of two adult male and immature female Pomarine Skua. According to Edward Hart, writing on 9 May 1927, 'Left (no 1): immature female, October 1879, winter plumage; top right (no 2). adult male, October 1879, winter plumage; bottom right (no 3): adult male, September 1887, winter plumage. All three shot by me in Christchurch Harbour. During October of 1879 we had quite an invasion of this species, nearly all of them unfortunately had at this date lost the two central tail feathers. They rarely fish on their own account , but hover about the flocks of other gulls, and as soon as one has taken a fish mob it until it disgorges, and catch the fish before it reaches the water. Sexes alike, summer and winter plumage differ. Mounted by me'.

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Taxidermy case of two adult male and immature female Pomarine Skua by Edward Hart.


Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Natural History

adult; juvenile male; female
3 items (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Birds
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Stercorarius pomarinus
current scientific name:  Stercorarius pomarinus
catalogue title:  Pomarine Jaeger
common name:  Pomarine Jaeger
previous specimen common name:  Pomatorhine Skua

Hart, Edward
Additional collector information
collector:   Hart, Edward 
Place collected
Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place collected information
collected:  Christchurch 
Date collected
October 1879; September 1887
Additional date information
date collected:  October 1879; September 1887 
date collected:  October 1879 

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: 11000 g
Additional measurement information
overall: 11000 g

Edward Hart Collection
previous owner:  Hart, Edward  1879-10 - 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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