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Working with birds | preparing bird skins | links

Although there are only a few basic methods on how to prepare bird skins, almost every large museum has a unique signature on how they prepare specimens. Collected here are various videos, websites, and PDFs showing alternate ways to prepare birds.

 
Videos:
Louisiana State Universite Museum of Natural Science - Specimen Preparation (MOV)
Smithsonian Museum Bird Skin & Partial Skeleton Prep - Roadrunner - part 1
Smithsonian Museum Bird Skin & Partial Skeleton Prep - Roadrunner - part 2
Smithsonian Museum Bird Skin & Partial Skeleton Prep - Roadrunner - part 3

Websites:
University of Puget Sound - Wing Image Collection
U.S. National Fish & Wildlife Forensics Lab.
                       - The Feather Atlas: Flight Feathers of North American Birds
Michel Klemann - Feathers: Flight Feathers of European Birds

PDFs:
University of Alaska - Field Catalog
University of Alaska - Prep Manual
University of Puget Sound - Bird Skinning

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