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The exhibition will include rare pieces of taxidermy by John Hancock - including the extinct Huia Bird
from New Zealand - in addition to specimens and drawings by Albany Hancock and watercolours by Mary Jane.
New Zealand's huia bird
, prized for her scimitar beak and pleated Victorian petticoat tail, was hunted extinct except for this diving-belled brooch and sad hatband, fast falling to dust in the Smithsonian.
Not so with huia birds
, a species now completely wiped out.