A couple of birds in the Museu Carlos Machado
Left Allen´s Gallinule Phorphyrio alleni and right
Purple Gallinule Phorphyrio martinicus.
Photo: © Museu Carlos Machado/Staffan Rodebrand.
The Carlos Machado Museum can be found in
central Ponta Delgada, São Miguel. The museum has a Natural
History part containing a number of birds, both foreign as well
as birds collected in the Azores. Rare birds (listed with full data
in the Birding Azores database) collected in the Azores have been
photographed and are presented in this list. Many birds are very old and in a rather poor condition. They are presented here as they are listed even if, in a few cases, the identification can be discussed. Only a wrongly identified Charadrius alexandrinus (listed as Ch. dubius) has been excluded.
For the same list but complete with information
about all observations, references, documentation status, and more
details - please go to the Rare
bird reference database.
For more information about
the museum we recommend the following links:
Museu Carlos Machado - Azores gov
For any ornithological matter concerning the museum, please contact Conservador João Paulo A. S. Medeiros Constância
There are two lists at the museum describing the collection of birds
collected on the Azores:
Lista de Aves do Museu Carlos Machado. Ponta Delgada, 2009.
Contains 1714 listed birds of which 244 concerns rare species collected
on the Azores. These are all listed with full data in Birding Azores bird database.
Birds in the museum list are numbered; here LAMCM2009-1 to LAMCM2009-1714.
Lista das Aves do Museu Carlos Machado . Capturadas
nos AÇORES, mas que neles não nidificam.
Old typewritten list of birds collected on the Azores covering bird
collected up to late 1964. Includes 212 birds where 209
can be found in the list from 2009, plus 3 birds which
now are missing in the museum. Furthermore there are a number of older specimens mentioned by Bannerman and earlier visitors to the museum which now seem to be missing and not counted for in the existing museum lists. This is probably due to specimen lost
in the traffic of loans to institutes, schools etc. outside the
museum. Birds in this list are numbered; here OldAMCM1- to OldAMCM1628. A few
are unnumbered; here OldAMCMx.
List of photographed birds: