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Bird Study Skins Used In Non-traditional Art

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by PA, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

    The Carnegie Museum (Natural History) has a temporary exhibit up this fall and into spring of an arrangement of study skins in an interesting circular display. Our Carnegie Art Museum had an artist visit three sections and utilize specimens which are arranged in the art museum. This short video covers aspects of the exhibit.

    Sharif Bey: Excavations (vimeo.com)
  2. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!

  3. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

    Close up images during layout.

    Attached Files:

  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    now that's art!
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  5. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    Holy s bomb are those all spangled cotingas in that one
  6. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

    There are no Coyinga cayana in the exhibit though we have 37 study skins of that species - spectacular birds!

    The list of birds:

    92 Tangara episcopus cana Blue-gray Tanager
    81 Dacnis cayana cayana Blue Dacnis
    34 Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    18 Merops apiaster European Bee-eater
    15 Tangara larvata fanny Golden-hooded Tanager
    13 Oriolus chinensis diffusus Black-naped Oriole
    11 Colibri t. thalassinus Green Violetear
    5 Oriolus auratus notatus African Golden Oriole
    2 Tangara nigrocincta Masked Tanager
    1 Tangara larvata franciscae Golden-hooded Tanager
    1 Tangara larvata centralis Golden-hooded Tanager

    The year of collection from 1889 to 1993, from 22 different countries, and over 50 different collectors.
  7. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    couldn't see much to go off of my pic on here is small but 37 wow
    Are you guy worried about light on the skins for that long?