Great auk egg collection

Great auk egg collection

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Great auk egg collection. This collection of six eggs of the great auk (Pinguinus impennis) is held in the Natural History Museum at Tring, UK. The caption cards provide details of the history of the eggs. The great auk was a flightless bird inhabited the north Atlantic, breeding on rocky islands. It became extinct in the 19th century, with the last sightings made in the 1840s. For individual images of the eggs, see images C010/8588 to C010/8594.

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