Vögel & Einheimische Tiere
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Exhibition

Birds & Indigenous Animals

The rulers of the air
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Permanent exhibition
Museum für Naturkunde
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This exhibition focuses on the rulers of the air, indigenous birds. The over 300 exhibits represent almost all Central European bird species and their habitats. Migration and the different habitats of birds are the main themes of the exhibition. While indigenous species escape to warmer climes in Africa when the days grow shorter, the air becomes colder and food becomes scarce, other birds from Sweden or Finland spend the winter as visitors in our country. Other species are passage migrants and will not stay in our area. The different habitats, whether woodland, meadows or fields as well as the edge of water or the coast require different visible adaptations in the birds. In addition, selected bird taxidermies that have been awarded prizes in international competitions are on display in individual cases. The exhibited specimens are exchanged on a regular basis to give an insight into the current work of our tireless master taxidermists at the Museum für Naturkunde.

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