Sunday, April 28, 2019

Feathered Aviators

Here are more of the display cases featuring birds of various sizes in the Bird Gallery at the Museum of Nature.


Dioramas, mixing together the specimens with a painted background, include grouse of the prairies or a bird of prey found along the shores of Ontario's Great Lakes.


More of the display cases finish out the Gallery space.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds
    On one hand it is sad that they are dead but wonderful that we can see them and learn about them.
    You live in a wonderful city.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. The dioramas are especially appealing. Well done, they can really give the sense of habitat and context. Skillful taxidermy and artistic presentation at its best.

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  3. ...and they all posed for you!

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  4. Isn't it sad to know that a lot of people, living in big cities, hardly have the chance to see birds and other animals in daily life ...
    It makes me realize I'm living in a privileged situation for that matter.

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  5. Lovely birds. And the dioramas are beautiful, too.

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  6. Just so very beautiful,

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  7. Hello, beautiful bird exhibit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead.

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  8. Uma exposição excepcional. Os pássaros são belos
    Um ótimo domingo
    Um abraço

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  9. @Parsnip: it is a good way to learn.

    @Italiafinlandia: you'd enjoy it.

    @David: quite true.

    @Tom: they did.

    @Jan: indeed.

    @Iris: thanks!

    @Laurie: indeed.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Gracita: thank you.

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  10. Lovely displays, I particularly am glad to see the flight silhouettes! On my travels that is often the way I see these hunting birds, and wonder which kind of hawk they are. Or maybe osprey or eagle... Thanks for the tour!

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  11. The dioramas in particular are great!

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  12. I'm surprised they put these birds in order of size rather than by species.

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  13. They did a good job on those dioramas.

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  14. The birds are beautifully displayed William, here and last post. Fascinating to see ✨

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  15. I am happy to see all these birds and knowing that many people will learn about them from these displays. :-)

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  16. The dioramas are quite impressive.

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  17. @Barbara: thank you!

    @Marleen: it is. I imagine their vaults have much more.

    @RedPat: I certainly think so.

    @Red: the thematic concepts are good ones.

    @Sharon: they certainly did.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @DJan: it's a good way to learn.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Bill: that they are.

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  18. What a superb collection. Tweeted.

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  19. I would stay there a long time looking at those birds!

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  20. These look like great displays -- all the different ways of looking a species, distinguishing them.

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  21. I really appreciate the skill of the painted backgrounds.

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  22. All those poor stuffed birds, forever watching hoomans walking by!

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  23. love birds ... turkey ... cool to see. ( ;

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  24. Some wonderful photographs you've shared here showing the displays and exhibits.
    I especially liked the Dioramas.

    All the best Jan

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  25. I have enjoyed similar exhibitions of birds in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Looks like the one up there is one I would dearly love to walk around.

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