There are over 10000 bird species worldwide, unfortunately this museum only shows a microscopic section of this overwhelming diversity in two rooms, which again are distributed on two levels.
Here a view inside the ‚birds of the world‘ showcase.:
I was particularly impressed by the really beautiful reconstruction of a life-sized ‚Urvogel‘.:
Besides the old and – sorry! – ugly preparations, the museum still houses an incredible number of bellows, which are of course kept from the public, as well as some newer preparations that are often used to show the interesting behavior of some bird species.
These newer specimens are beautiful throughout.:
On the lower floor, native birds are exhibited, which are housed in small dioramas that are modeled on their respective habitat.:
Inside of a tiny, strangely yellowish illuminated showcase are some ancient and really ugly hummingbird specimens as well as three kingfishers, of which one, the one in the middle, aroused my interest.
The label says „Halcyon tuta (Gesellschaftsinseln)“, a second label again says „Tonga“, so, which species is this then?