Birds 

Bearded Penguin, Pygoscelis antarctica collected 03 Feb 1965, Vaughan Island, Balleny Islands, Antarctica. Gift of New Zealand Wildlife Service, -1987. Te Papa
Bearded Penguin, Pygoscelis antarctica collected 03 Feb 1965, Vaughan Island, Balleny Islands, Antarctica. Gift of New Zealand Wildlife Service, -1987. Te Papa

Te Papa houses the world’s greatest collection of New Zealand birds, numbering over 70,000 specimens. Highlights from this collection include many irreplaceable specimens of extinct New Zealand birds and one of the world’s largest collections of oceanic birds.

If you wish to view the collection for research purposes, please call Te Papa to make an appointment. The collection is located at 169 Tory Street, Wellington.

Our bird collection and research