The plumage of carrion crow is black with a green or purple sheen, much greener than the gloss of the rook. The bill, legs and feet are also black.
Study skins are prepared in the same way as taxidermy but without being mounted in a lifelike pose.
The roots of modern bird collections are found in the 18th- and 19th-century explorations of Europeans intent on documenting global plant and animal diversity.
Good antique condition.
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