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Morepork

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Thought to be scarce before human settlement of New Zealand, the introduction of Kiore (Polynesian Rat) as a food source may have led to an increase in the Morepork population. Category: Birds, Classification: Ninox novaeseelandiae, Location: New Zealand

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Pterocera

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Category: Invertebrate Zoology, Classification: Pterocera, Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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Moa Bone

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Tarso-metatarsus of the Giant Moa., Category: Extinct Birds, Classification: Dinornis giganteus, Location: New Zealand

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Huia

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A female Huia. The Huia has been presumed extinct since 1907., Category: Extinct Birds, Classification: Heteralocha acutirostris, Location: North Island

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Fern Bird

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Fern Birds are not very good at flying and prefer to stay hidden in dense bush. Juveniles, such as this one, look very similar to both males and females. Category: Birds, Classification: Bowdleria punctata

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Penguin

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Mount of a little blue penguin., Category: Birds, Classification: Eudyptula minor

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Sea Urchin

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When a sea urchin dies, all its spines fall off, leaving these small bumps where they once were attached., Category: Invertebrate Zoology, Classification: Pseudechinus albocinctus, Location: Stewart Island, New Zealand

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Sooty Tern

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Sooty Terns rarely touch down on water as they have poor oil glands and would become water-logged if they landed on the ocean for a long time. Category: Birds, Classification: Sterna fuscata, Location: Meyer Island, Kermadec Islands

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Starfish

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Category: Invertebrate Zoology, Classification: Psilaster acuminatus, Location: Dry Store 28/A/4

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Kaka Chick

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A fledgling kaka., Category: Birds, Classification: Nestor meridionalis, Location: Dusky Sound, New Zealand

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Pukeko

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Related to species found in Australia and Tasmania, the Pukeko can be found on mainland New Zealand and many offshore islands. Category: Birds, Classification: Porphyrio porphyrio , Location: Clarksville, New Zealand

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New Zealand Falcon

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The New Zealand Falcon or Karearea is endemic to New Zealand and can be distinguished from the Australian Harrier by its long tail, rapid flight and colouring in the females. Category: Birds, Classification: Falco novaeseelandia, Location: New Zealand

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Predynastic Egyptian Vase

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Pre-dynastic Gerzean pot. Rounded base. Fully intact apart from some chips around the rim., Category: Antiquities, Classification: Pot, Location: Badari, Egypt

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Maori Rat (Kiore)

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The smallest of 3 species of Rat in New Zealand, The Kiore arrived with Polynesians between 800AD and 1000AD Category: Mammals, Classification: Rattus exulans, Location: Nelson, New Zealand

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Whale earbone

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The ear bone from an unidentified whale., Category: Mammals, Classification: Cetacea, Location: New Zealand

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William Gordon Vase

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White stoneware slip cast vase. Salt glazed., Category: Decorative Arts, Location: Chesterfield, England

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Black teapot

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Neale and Co made high-grade Wedgwood style earthenware from about 1776 to 1784, Category: Decorative Arts, Classification: Teapot, Location: Hanley, England

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Kava bowl

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Turtle shaped., Category: Oceanic Ethnology, Classification: Kava Bowl, Location: Samoa

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Upchurch Vase

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Category: Decorative Arts

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