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Diorama of great bustards (Otis tarda)

José María Benedito

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN - CSIC

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN - CSIC

Close-up view of a male bustard. Diorama made by José María Benedito in 1918. The male was shot in 1916 in Brunete (Madrid, Spain).To give realism to the scene, the Benedito brothers went to Brunete to examin the field and to recreate it they asked for sheaves of wheat to the owner of the farm and they put them at the bottom of the showcase.

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  • Title: Diorama of great bustards (Otis tarda)
  • Taxidermist: José María Benedito
  • Scientific name: Otis tarda
  • Type: Naturalized specimens

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