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Glass Negative - Scarlet Breasted Robin's Nest, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046115

Image of a Scarlet Breasted Robin's nest taken by A.J. Campbell in preparation for his definitive work, 'Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds including the Geographical Distribution of the Species and Popular Observations Thereon', published by Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield, England in 1900. This particular image was featured for the species and Campbell notes 'Clutch, three to four; roundish in shape, but more pointed at one end; texture of shell fine; surface slightly glossy; colour, light greenish-white, much spotted and speckled, especially round the upper quarter, with umber and dull-grey. Dimensions in inches of a proper clutch: (1) .72 x .58, (2) .72 x .58, (3) .71 x .56.'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Description Of Content:
Three eggs in a nest, lodged in the hollow of a tree.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: eggs, nests, thrushes
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the Scarlet-breasted Robin, A.J. Campbell Collection, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Wildlife
Tertiary Classification: nests
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place Depicted: Australia
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, circa 1895

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