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Glass Negative - Nest of the Stubble Quail, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, pre 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 046124

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 image featured as plate 17. Of the nest Campbell noted 'Upon the ground in crop or herbage, the nesting hollow, 4-1/2 inches across, being lined with straw or grass as the case may be.' of the Eggs he observed ' Clutch seven to eleven or twelve, rare instances maximum fourteen; roundish oval in shape ; texture somewhat coarse; surface glossy; colour, dirty-yellow, heavily blotched and smudged with dark olive green. Dimensions in inches of a proper clutch; (1) 1.27 x .91, (2) 1.27 x .9, (3) 1.25 x .93, (4) 1.25 x .88, (5) 1.22 x .91, (6) 1.22 x .92, (7) 1.19 x .88.'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Description Of Content:
Seven eggs in ground level nest.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: eggs
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the Stubble Quail, 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, Victoria, Australia, circa 1895

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