The rocky habitat of the Admiralty Islets is the setting of our beloved Lord Howe Island diorama, created in 1921. To ensure accuracy, the Museum preparators relied on film, photos, sketches, notes and specimens brought back from the remote location by scientist Allan McCulloch and his team. Specimens of the Sooty Tern, (Onychoprion fuscatus) and Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) were positioned on the bare rocks, with the Common Noddy (Anous stolidus) and Grey Ternlet (Procelsterna cerulean) among the sparse vegetation. The latest in concealed electric lighting completed the display, which opened to the public in 1923. It is now the largest diorama in any natural history museum in Australia. Image: Stuart Humphreys Australian Museum #AMInside #diorama #naturalhistorymuseum #LordHoweIsland #birds #australianmuseum
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