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The photo to the left represents the only known example of the Hoodwink in a scientific collection. It was put on display in the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh on April 1, 1975. Visitors to the exhibit remarked that it looked oddly like a stitched-together patchwork of random parts from various different species. For instance, the head resembled that of a Carrion Crow, the body bore a striking similarity to a plover, and the feet were like those of a wading bird. The Hoodwink's bare front resembled wax. Accompanying the exhibit were photographs of the Hoodwink taken in the field. Unfortunately, in all frames the Hoodwink had been "just missed."