Reed Warbler collected in 1872
The bird collection of the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam counts over 60,000 examples. When the (Royal) Zoological Society 'Natura Artis Magistra' was founded in 1838 its main aim was to exhibit live animals, however since most birds did not survive long, they ended up mounted on display in the museum's halls. About 2000 birds, mostly large specimens, from this early period survive. Over 150 examples are available to view in 3-D online.
Magnificent x King Bird of Paradise hybrid