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Glass Negative - Nest of the Black & White Fantail, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046878

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 8, where Campbell notes 'Nest - Cup-shaped, neat and symmetrical, with narrow but well-built sides, composed of dried grass or fine shreds of bark, felted outwardly with spiders' webs, some of the webs being worked round and underneath the fork or branch on which the nest is placed; lined inside with finer grass, a few fibrous rootlets, feathers, hair, &c., and usually situated on the dead portion of a low horizontal branch a few feet from the ground, more frequently above water. Dimensions over all, 2 ¥ inches by 1 ¥ inches in depth; egg cavity, 2 ¢ inches across by 1 ¢ inches deep.'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Description Of Content:
Nest containing three eggs.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: eggs, nests
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the Black & White Fantail, A.J. Campbell Collection, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Ornithology
Tertiary Classification: specimens - nests
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place Depicted: Australia
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, circa 1895

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