RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A CAROLINA PARAKEET, CONUROPSIS CAROLINENSIS
Eastern United States, extinct since 21/2/1918, in display box, of Natural History interest,
the feather 41mm long
Extinct since 1918. The northernmost parrot species, whose range is supposed to have reached up the east coast of North America as far as Ontario. The precise cause of its extinction is not known, but the blame can firmly be placed on man.
Provenance: from the collection of celebrated taxidermist Barry Williams.
Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary reinterpretation of a Pre-Enlightenment Wunderkabinett or Cabinet of Curiosities. It is the creation of artist and writer Viktor Wynd, who has just opened a Falmouth branch of his museum inside the National Maritime Museum. His most recent book 'The UnNatural History Museum' was published by Prestel in 2020.
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