Tinamou egg

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The tinamou egg in Darwin's collection is an egg of the tinamou species and is the only specimen left in Darwin's collections during his HMS Beagle voyage. The egg has a large crack because Darwin put it in a box too small for it. It was rediscovered by volunteer Liz Wetton in February 2009, the 200th year of Darwin's birth, while she was sorting the egg collection in the zoology museum at the University of Cambridge.[1]


  1. ^ Charles Darwin's egg rediscovered. BBC News. Retrieved 21 September 2013