Red-Eyed Magpies, White-Speckled Ravens & Other Birds of Unusual Feathers - Facts So Romantic

“This here is my favorite cabinet,” Hein van Grouw tells me as we walk around the back rooms of the Natural History Museum at Tring, 30 miles northwest of London as the crow flies. He pulls the steel double-doors open, revealing a menagerie of stuffed birds. On the top shelves there are snipes, rails, and pigeons. Below them are thrushes and blackbirds. And filling the bottom, sliding shelves with smaller passerine birds: finches, starlings, and warblers.

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