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Glass Negative - Nest of the Yellow Breated Shirke Robin, by A.J. Campbell, Victoria, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 046075

Summary:
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 featured on page 312 where Campbell noted: 'Nest. - Cup-shaped, neat and beautiful in form, constructed of fine twigs, but chiefly bark, with lengthened pieces of outer bark (sometimes two or three inches long) stuck on perpendicularly, outwardly, by means of spiders' web,, and further ornamented, especially about the rim, with lichen; lined inside with a few rootlets and pieces of dead, flat, sword-like grass, or with whole small dead leaves of eucalypts, &c. Usually placed low in the slender fork, or on a horizontal branch of a tree in scrub, by creek or in forest. Dimensions over all, 3-1/2 to 4 inches by 3 inches in depth; egg cavity, 2 to 2-1/2 inches across by 1-1/2 inches deep.'
Description Of Content:
Nest of eastern yellow robin perhaps Eopsaltria australis.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: nests, robins
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the Yellow Breated Shirke 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: Victoria, Australia
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, circa 1895

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