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Glass Negative - Nest of the Rifle Bird, by A.J. Campbell, Victoria, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046128

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 used to illustrate the species. Campbell noted 'Nest - Oval in shape, open, shallow; somewhat loosely constructed of tough branching rootlets and a few broad dead leaves and tendrils of climbing plants; lined inside with a layer of broad leaves, upon which are placed portions of very fine twigs. Usually situated in dense scrub. Dimensions over all, 8 inches longest breadth, shortest breadth 6 or 7 inches by 3¢ inches in depth; egg cavity 4 inches across by 1¢ inches deep .'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, landscape format
Description Of Content:
Two streaked eggs in oval nest.
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 Victoria Rifle Bird, 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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