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The bird collection contains around 4,000 mounted birds, 2,000 cabinet skins and over 5,000 clutches of birds’ eggs. Most of the specimens are from Britain and Ireland.
More than 900 of the mounted birds were prepared by the Belfast taxidermy firm Sheals, established in 1856 by James Sheals who was later joined in the family business by his two sons, Alfred and Thomas. The Sheals family produced some of the finest mounted birds and mammals in the world at that time.

The collection includes a number of mounted birds collected in the early 1800s by the famous Irish naturalist, William Thompson. Many of the birds are first recorded Irish specimens of American vagrant species, that is, species found well outside their normal home environment.

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BIRD; Jackdaw

BIRD; Jackdaw

form : mount, age : adult...

BIRD; Hobby

BIRD; Hobby

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Slender-billed Curlew

BIRD; Slender-billed Curlew

form : mount, sex : female (juvenile)...

BIRD; Surf Scoter

BIRD; Surf Scoter

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Dunlin

BIRD; Dunlin

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Swallow

BIRD; Swallow

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Coot

BIRD; Coot

form : mount. sex : nestling....

BIRD; Red-headed Lovebird

BIRD; Red-headed Lovebird

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Pochard

BIRD; Pochard

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Grey Heron

BIRD; Grey Heron

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Grey Junglefowl

BIRD; Grey Junglefowl

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Yellowhammer

BIRD; Yellowhammer

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Shoveler

BIRD; Shoveler

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Pied Wagtail

BIRD; Pied Wagtail

form : mount, sex :...

BIRD; Great Crested Grebe

BIRD; Great Crested Grebe

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Peregrine Falcon

BIRD; Peregrine Falcon

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Blackbird

BIRD; Blackbird

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Red-crested Cardinal

BIRD; Red-crested Cardinal

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Crow Hooded

BIRD; Crow Hooded

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Coal Tit

BIRD; Coal Tit

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Robin

BIRD; Robin

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Osprey

BIRD; Osprey

form : mount...

BIRD; Scaly breasted Lorikeet

BIRD; Scaly breasted Lorikeet

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Kingfisher

BIRD; Kingfisher

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Moorhen

BIRD; Moorhen

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Wigeon

BIRD; Wigeon

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Black-winged Bishop

BIRD; Black-winged Bishop

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Hen Harrier

BIRD; Hen Harrier

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Red-headed Gouldian Finch

BIRD; Red-headed Gouldian Finch

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Orange-breasted Sunbird

BIRD; Orange-breasted Sunbird

form : mount, sex :...

BIRD; Kea

BIRD; Kea

form : mount...

BIRD; House Sparrow

BIRD; House Sparrow

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Little Bittern

BIRD; Little Bittern

form : mount, age : immature...

BIRD; Greenshank

BIRD; Greenshank

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Bonaparte's Gull

BIRD; Bonaparte's Gull

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Pintail

BIRD; Pintail

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Buzzard

BIRD; Buzzard

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Little Owl

BIRD; Little Owl

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Arctic Skua

BIRD; Arctic Skua

form : mount, sex : female (juvenile)...

BIRD; Whimbrel

BIRD; Whimbrel

form : mount, age : adult...

BIRD; Shelduck

BIRD; Shelduck

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Common Pheasant

BIRD; Common Pheasant

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Tawny Owl

BIRD; Tawny Owl

form : mount, sex : female...

BIRD; Lady Amherst Pheasant

BIRD; Lady Amherst Pheasant

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Gannet

BIRD; Gannet

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Roseate Tern

BIRD; Roseate Tern

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Turnstone

BIRD; Turnstone

form : mount, sex : male...

BIRD; Treecreeper

BIRD; Treecreeper

form : mount, sex : male...

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