Accessioning the Garth Denman Percival Family Avian Skin Collection and Possible Changes in Nine Species of Birds
Over the course of two semesters at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, I have been measuring the avian specimens within the Garth Denman Percival Family Collection and documenting them. The collection consists of 347 birds of approximately 152 different species from 39 families. The vast majority of the collection is over one hundred years old, the oldest being a Red-Winged Blackbird caught 20 June 1908. Each specimen is measured via standard ornithological procedures (i.e., wing chord, tail length, bill metrics, and tarsus length; each measurement was taken to 0.01mm.) and photographed from ...
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