The Hummingbird Case, once on display in the old National Museum of Victoria, contains 230 species of hummingbirds, purchased by Museum's founding director Frederick McCoy between 1857-1876, The specimens, received as study skins, from the English ornithologist and dealer John Gould, were prepared as mounts by museum taxidermists and are displayed attached to open branches highlighting the iridescent feathers.


Ornithology, Display cabinet, Wood, glass

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