Extended Tour - Slide 66 of  70
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Photograph: Glasgow Museums

The great auk used to be found around St Kilda. The last known British specimen was killed on Stac an Armin in 1840 (the St Kildans thought it was a witch!). The bird became extinct in 1844 when the very last one was killed in Iceland. This mounted specimen in Glasgow Museums is NOT from St Kilda.

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