Nakonako / shining cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus)

Maker
Peter Wells
Production date
2013
Description
Taxidermy mounted specimen of a shining cuckoo / nakonako (Chrysococcyx lucidus). The shining cuckoo is a small bird, weighing about 23 g and measuring 16 cm. Its plumage is iridescent green back and wings, with a black and white striped front.

Male
Bill – 15.5mm
Tarsus – 19.5mm
Toe – 21mm
Wing – 116mm
Tail – 72mm
Weight – 25g

Found dead – flown into window at Whakamoenga Point, Lake Taupo. Date unknown.
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Object detail

Maker
Production date
2013
Media/Materials
Taxidermy bird on wood base. Metal mounts on bottom for slidding into specially made crate.
Measurements
(H x W x D)
260 x 180 x 200
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
2014/20/2

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