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Taxidermy case of adult male, adult female and three young Black-headed Gull. According ot Edward Hart, writing on 6 May 1927, 'Left (no 1): adult female, summer plumage, 1884; (no 2): adult male, summer plumage, 1884; (no 3): young, May 1904. Nos 1 & 2 shot by me in Christchurch Harbour. Young obtained at Pitt House, Avon Tyrell, Hants. The adult in Spring assumes a sooty-brown hood, which is produced partially by moult and partially by pigmentation. In late summer the brown hood is moulted and replaced by a lighter one, excepting a dark spot on the ear-covert, and another on the lore. Sexes alike, summer and winter plumage differ. Mounted by me'.

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Taxidermy case of adult male, adult female and three young Black-headed Gull by Edward Hart.


Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Natural History

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

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Birds
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
scientific name (Horniman taxonomy):  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
previous specimen name:  Larus ridibundus ridibundus
catalogue title:  Black-headed Gull
common name:  Black-headed Gull

Hart, Edward
Additional collector information
collector:   Hart, Edward 
Place collected
Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe; Avon Tyrell, Hampshire, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place collected information
collected:  Christchurch 
collected:  Avon Tyrell 
Date collected
1884; May 1904
Additional date information
date collected:  1884; May 1904 
date collected:  1884 

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)

Edward Hart Collection
previous owner:  Hart, Edward  1884 - 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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