Historical Tour - Slide 30 of  31
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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 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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