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Glass Negative - White-Breasted Robin's Nest, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046130

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 12, where Campbell notes 'Eggs - Clutch, two usually; inclined to oval in form; texture of shell fine; surface glossy; colour, olive or bronze-green, of a darker shade on or around the apex. Most resemble those of the Dusky or Hooded Robins. Dimensions in inches of a clutch: (1) .83 x .6, (2) .81 x .61; of another pair: (1) .86 x .61, (2) .83 x .59.'
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Description Of Content:
Nest with two eggs in fork of tree branch.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: eggs, nests, robins
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the White-breasted Robin, 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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