Bird perched on a branch

Listening for Nature

Researchers are using advanced digital tools to listen in on animal sounds and map who is where from croaks and calls.

H.L. White egg collection, tray of Magpie eggs.

The colour of birds' eggs

The aesthetic qualities of a bird egg can tell you a lot about the species that laid it.

Mounted owl specimen
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Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world

Found out more about the Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world exhibition at Melbourne Museum, which features more than 750 animals from around the world.

The A. J. Campbell Collection
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The A. J. Campbell Collection

Documents the life work of a passionate Ornithologist.

Dry bird skin specimen with labels.
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Great Pampa-Finch

Collected by Charles Darwin in May 1833

Three Little Pied Cormorant specimens mounted on a board.
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The first donation to the Museum

 Mounted specimen of the Little Pied Cormorant

Colour illsutration
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Field Guide app to Victorian Fauna

Detail of a colour illustration of a two koalas
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National Field Guide apps

Bird perched on a red bollard
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Wildlife Field Guide app to Gippsland Lakes

Cockatoos taking flight
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Field Guide to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

Specimen box storage for the liquid nitrogen cryofacility freezing tank, Ian Potter Bio-Bank.

Discover Documentary: Biobank

Discover the Ian Potter Australian Wildlife Biobank: a state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen storage facility containing tissue, venom, and even live cells. 

pink cockatoo

Indigenous Biodiversity

An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.

Five girls looking for marine life on a boat.
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Help us document biodiversity – record your own sightings

Adult Emu with four juveniles walking through short grass.
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Pelican on water.
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Australian Pelican

Are the only species of Pelican in Australia.

Back view of Kokkaburra sitting on branch looking right.
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Laughing Kookaburra

One of the largest members of the kingfisher family.

Two red and blue parrots sitting on branch.
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Crimson Rosella

A dark red and blue parrot with a long pointed tail.

A bird, a male Superb Lyrebird, dancing on the ground and arching its tail over its back.
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Superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebirds are excellent mimickers.

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