Glass Negative - Nest of the Fig-Bird, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046838

Image 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 as Plate 6, where Campbell notes 'Eggs - Clutch, two to three; oval in shape; texture of shell moderately fine; surface glossy; colour, varies from a delicate green to olive-brown, but usually pale or light green, moderately spotted and blotched with rufous or reddish-brown and purplish-brown. Similar to those of the Southern Fig Bird. Dimensions in inches of a pair: (1) 1.23 x .91, (2) 1.2 x .92.'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Description Of Content:
Nest with three eggs.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: nests
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the Yellow-Bellied Fig Bird, A.J. Campbell Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Ornithology
Tertiary Classification: field observations - nests
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place Depicted: Australia

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