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Taxidermy case of adult male Mediterranean Gull. According to Edward Hart, writing on 6 May 1927, '(No 1): adult male, July 17th 1915, summer plumage. Shot by J. Talfrey in Rye Harbour. A single specimen in immature plumage was obtained at Barking Creek, January 1866, which I believe is the only other example taken in Great Britain. Recorded in the E. Sussex Natural History Proceedings by J. E. Harting, vol.11. page 207. Sexes alike. Summer and winter plumage differ. Not known by whom mounted'.

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Taxidermy case of adult male Mediterranean Gull by Edward Hart.


Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)
Natural History

adult male
1 item (description level: whole)

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

Talfrey, J.
Additional collector information
collector:   Talfrey, J. 
Place collected
Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place collected information
collected:  Rye Harbour 
Date collected
17 July 1915
Additional date information
date collected:  17 July 1915 

Additional preparator information
preparator:  Hart, Edward 
Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
Specimen form
taxidermy case
Additional specimen form information
material: taxidermy case (overall)

Edward Hart Collection
previous owner:  Hart, Edward  Undefined - 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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