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Taxidermy case of adult male Common Crane. According to Edward Hart, writing on 9 May 1927, '(No 1): adult male, 1852. Shot on the River Stour, Christchurch by Mr Bullock, Iford, Christchurch. I have the sternum of this bird showing the singular structure of the windpipe or trachea, quitting the neck passes downwards and backwards between the branches of the furcula or merrythought, towards the inferior edge of the Reel, which is hollowed out to receive it; into this groove, formed by the…

Taxidermy case of adult male Common Crane. According to Edward Hart, writing on 9 May 1927, '(No 1): adult male, 1852. Shot on the River Stour, Christchurch by Mr Bullock, Iford, Christchurch. I have the sternum of this bird showing the singular structure of the windpipe or trachea, quitting the neck passes downwards and backwards between the branches of the furcula or merrythought, towards the inferior edge of the Reel, which is hollowed out to receive it; into this groove, formed by the…

Taxidermy Birds. I prefer my birds alive and in the wild, but this is kinda cool.

Victorian Bird dioramas are fascinating. And since they were made so long ago, I feel like it's okay to at least appreciate the beauty of the birds sacrificed for the art.

The animals here are being represented similar to the bird wings in case study 3. Here the animals are being objectified for their their diverseness, by showing birds heads in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The  priority here is knowledge through observation of the parts. There does not seem to be an ethical concern for their display as long as it is for educational purposes.

The animals here are being represented similar to the bird wings in case study…

Extremely rare Victorian Era snow globe.  Royal George Museum, London, 1845-50.

Extremely rare Victorian Era snow globe. Royal George Museum, London, 1845-50.

Atlas beetle taxidermy

Image detail for -The Parasite Dimension: Insect Taxidermy

"Vegan Taxidermy" crepe paper birds by artist Aimee Baldwin

Crepe paper birds by Aimee Baldwin

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