Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe…Atlas

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1830

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Expedition Reports Q115 A7 DW27 1830 v. 7a

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Paris: J. Tastu

Abstract

The earliest scientific reports held in Special Collections are from the 1826-29 French voyage of L’Astrolabe led by Jules Dumont D’Urville (1790-1842). This information-gathering expedition hoped to build on the scientific knowledge gained by a previous French expedition of the 1820s led by Louis Duperrey. D’Urville was a keen scientist and his crew included three naturalists. Between them they collected numerous samples, including a male specimen of the already rare Orange-wattled crow (Glaucopis cinerea) or South Island Kokako. Declared extinct in 2008, this bird has not been definitively sighted since the 1960s.

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