Kagu

Herbert Whitley presented this male Kagu to the University College of the South West in 1940. It is one of four birds now at RAMM. They were part of a breeding programme at Primely (now Paignton) Zoo. The Magazine of Aviculture reports that Whitley managed to hatch a chick, but little else is recorded.

Label notes: Iris crimson.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
76/1940/3
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Area Region
Melanesia
Collector Excavator
Whitley, Mr Herbert: Primley Zoo (from the live collection of)
Common Name
kagu
Simple Name
bird: skin
Period Classification
Modern (1900-)
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RHYNOCHETIDAE: Rhynochetos jubatus J Verreaux & Des Murs: kagu