Star finch

Description
This is a male star finch. This species is now critically endangered. In 1944 Miss Fox, a school mistress from Beckenham donated 20 mounted birds from Australia and 2 from New Zealand to RAMM. We do not know how she came by them. Their significance has recently been uncovered by Clemency Fisher from National Museums Liverpool. The Australian birds were collected by John Glibert and John Murphy on the Queenstown leg of the Leichhardt Expedition which ended at Port Essington in December 1845. Most of the specimens are listed in Murphy's manuscript diary.
Accession Loan No.
5/1944/13
Simple Name
bird: mount
Full Name
ESTRILDIDAE: Neochmia ruficauda (Gould): star finch
Collector / Excavator
Murphy, John & Gilbert, John; Fox, EM ex col.
Collection Country
Australia
Common Name
star finch
Family
ESTRILDIDAE
Genus
Neochmia
Species
ruficauda
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Contintent
Oceania
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection County
Queensland
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:45
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:59

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