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Glass Negative - Babbler's Nest, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046868

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. The image was used to illustrate the nest of the species, and Campbell noted: 'Similar to that of P. temporalis, but proportionally smaller; bulky, dome-shaped, with hooded side entrance; constructed of sticks; lined inside with such soft materials as portions of flowers, feathers, grass, bark and wool. Usually placed in a low tree or bush.'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, landscape format
Description Of Content:
Domed nest of sheok needles.
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 White Browed Babbler, Expedition of Field Naturalists' Club to Kent Group, Bass Strait, 1890, 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

Possibly the Mallee as Campbell referes (in 'Nest and Eggs') to his collection coming from there - Rebecca Carland, May 2008.
Creator: Archibald Campbell, circa 1895

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