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The egg collection

The museum’s egg collection contains at least 30,000 eggs. The collection of cuckoos’ eggs is among Northern Europe's largest and has been widely used by researchers as a basis for studies on cuckoo egg parasitism.

The Gothenburg Museum of Natural History has a large, unique egg collection. Most of Northern Europe’s bird species are represented in the egg material. The egg collection includes a number of donations made over the museum's history. 

The collection contains more than 10,000 catalogue numbers with at least 30,000 eggs, including over 1,000 clutches containing cuckoos’ eggs. The collection of cuckoos’ eggs is one of Northern Europe's largest. It has been widely used by researchers, as a basis for a number of books, and for studies on cuckoo egg parasitism. The museum also holds a bird nest collection.

Contact egg collection

Magnus Gelang
Phone: + 46 (0)10-441 42 43 Mobile: +46 (0)76 141 85 71
E-mail: magnus.gelang@vgregion.se

Updated: 2019-08-27 11:04