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Falco tinnunculus
Common Name: Common Kestrel
Date Made/Found: December 1900
Donor: Professor Charles Joseph Patten , 1870 - 1948
Collector: Collected by Professor Charles Joseph Patten , 1870 - 1948
Place Object Found: County Dublin
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: B1944.45
Professor Charles Patten paid particular attention to recording when and where his specimens were caught. This specimen was collected from Dublin Bay in December 1900. This information is invaluable to those studying how species distribution patterns have changed over the years. In addition, the specimens provide an extra tier of information, such as body chemistry, genetics and growth patterns, which can be used to determine how animals today compare with animals in the past.
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