Taxidermy Magpie. Log no 261a.

Scientific name: Pica pica

Mounted on driftwood and a wooden plinth.

Total height is 38cm.


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Taxidermy Magpie. Log no 261a.

Scientific name: Pica pica

Mounted on driftwood and a wooden plinth.

Total height is 38cm.

Length of bird from tip of beak to end of tail is 42cm.

Due to the size and weight delivery is £12.00 within the UK, this is for a Royal Mail Special Delivery service.

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Adrian Johnstone has been a full time taxidermist for over forty years, and is well known for his quality work. He is respected throughout the world of taxidermy, having worked for many museums, collectors and taxidermy businesses.

Please telephone 07745 399515 with any questions, or email

Feel free to ask any questions.



Adrian Johnstone began his hobby of taxidermy when he was quite young, around the age of ten or eleven. He first used a book from Darlington library called Step by Step Taxidermy to learn the basics. Many of his early subjects were small birds which were found by the roadside whilst out cycling on a weekend, mostly victims of road traffic. When he was eighteen Adrian moved to Harrogate in North Yorkshire to become a full time taxidermist, he did a three year apprenticeship with a company called Starbek Taxidermy, previously known as The World of Nature from Kirby Fleetham. Later he moved back to Darlington and opened up a workshop in 1984 where he prepared and sold taxidermy, and then later a shop on High Northgate from June 1986 until December 2007.
We still use many of the traditional ways in taxidermy. We use woodwool for making the mannequins, glass eyes for a real-life effect, and natural poses for every animal and bird we work on.
We also freeze dry some smaller specimens. This process is very well known, and the results are the same as the traditional method of taxidermy. A little more after care is required, spraying your taxidermy with an anti-moth spray or using moth balls where your item is kept. Please contact us for more information.
We are a small friendly business, well known, and with extremely professional results in our work.

Please note. STATEMENT

I have the following evidence to support the sale of the item listed. Documentary proof that it was not taken illegally from the wild. By law anyone selling taxidermy must have a log book and must number all the British birds held in their possession. The details for all the birds must be recorded in this log book, and these details should include; name and address of supplier; cause/date/location of death; age/sex; and then eventually the name and address of the buyer.


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