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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Bird ring

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Accession no.: N: 229
Object name: Bird ring
Title: Bird ring
Description: Seven home-made duralumin bird rings (a-g) used for marking shags and penguins during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). They are marked 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29.
Classified name:
SPRI theme science and navigation
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 636.081.2 & 598.2
Geographic UDC (*726.54)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 7
Full description:

Seven home-made aluminium bird rings. Each is made from a strip of aluminium which has been bent to form a ring, but is not joined. Each ring is engraved with a number: 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 11mm, diameter: 28mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Roberts, Brian Birley (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)