great find andrew the western looks nice but the satyr is quite faded i have a similar satyr to that one but i had christines one inmy hands at galway and i was sorely tempted
Cmon Ryan youre slacking mate the Bird you thought to be a Satyr is actually the Western Tragopan Female and its a real belter of a specimen and larger than the male,Im seriously thinking a Pair of Traherne Argus flies would look amazing one as per normal with the black male feathers and one using the Female feathers which actually have very bold markings on em and huge spots in places.
Trouble is Im not cut out for plucking as Im a true Bird lover,I remember Ruhan once reading me the third degree saying"What are you a flytyer or a Bird collector which I thought was sound advice.
Ill post a pic of the whole case man youll all have a good laugh I just didnt equate the dimensions given and the pic which showed to be quite flimsy,HEEEE its ridiculous over two Meteres tall and nearly the same wide and it weighed 100 Kilos.
PS Id be interested if anyone can ID the other birds.
PPS in the process of Getting the nesacerry Cites paperwork for these birds,After reading a thing by Martin Bach who is familier with Western Trags he says they are so rare that any surviving mounts were made between 1860 and 1890 which certainly is in keeping with thw High Victoriana scroll legs of the cabinet base.