Common Swift

Taxidermy case of two adult male, two adult female and pied variety of Common Swift by Edward Hart (one female removed, one male missing).

Taxidermy case of two adult male, two adult female and pied variety of Common Swift (one female removed, one male missing). According to Edward Hart, writing on 20 April 1927, 'Bottom left (no 1): adult male; top left (no 2): adult male; top right (no 3): adult female; middle right (no 4): pied variety; bottom right (no 5): adult female. No 4 was shot by Mr E. Budden, July 10th 1845. The others were selected from over sixty found dead around the Priory Church, Christchurch, after the inclement days and nights (4 deg. frost) occurring May 17th to 20th 1891. No 4 preserved by Barron, taxidermist, Christchurch. The others mounted by me. Sexes alike; summer and winter plumage the same'.

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