Robert Prys-Jones: The Aldabra brush warbler

Discover more about the disappearance of the Aldabra Brush Warbler.

More about Robert Prys-Jones


Following in the footsteps of Darwin, Banks, Wallace and other pioneering naturalists, our scientists collect specimens and data from all parts of the world. Fieldtrips are an essential part of their research, and the collecting process makes many feel as though they are truly 'making' the Museum’s history.

The centuries have brought about many changes to how fieldwork is conducted, namely in ensuring the ethical collection of specimens. In these clips, our curators and researchers reveal their experiences in travelling to sometimes remote locations, many of which have led to exciting discoveries.