The overall composition is of a very high quality and the bird is in good condition with expected light fade to the plumage but nothing out of the ordinary. The glazing and case are all original and the rest of the composition is very well preserved with expected light wear to the case. There is a paper label to the front glazing reading ‘Birds collected by the late G Freeman (Claremore, Newcastle). Bequeathed to the Hancock Museum by his nephew, the late J.A. Dixon (Ramshawe, Co-bridge) received August 1922’.