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Yellowhammers

a pair of yellowhammers with a nest containing five eggs (one of which has fallen out of the nest). Has a label on inside bottom left, which reads 'W.H. Rowe, naturalist, Heamoor, Penzance'.

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Yellowhammer

were originally accessioned as 1975.3-7, as a group of five identical yellow breasted buntings (Emberiza aureola) (now 1991.1136.1-5).

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Woolly-necked stork

woolly-necked stork, previously assessioned as a grey heron

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Woodcock

was originally accessioned as 1975.154, part of a group of four birds,(now 1991.572.1-4).

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Willow warbler

was originally accessioned as 1975.90, along with three other items (a bird and two shrews).

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White-tailed sea-eagle

eagle is clutching a red gurnard in its tallons.

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Whale bone

only in 1994 identified as a whale bone. See article by Nicholas Redman in Cornish Life 1994 (date unknown).

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Turnstone

A summer plumaged adult Turnstone standing on a fake rock.

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