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Photograph - Nest of the Yellow-Throated Scrub Wren, by A.J. Campbell, Australia, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 020542

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 243 where Campbell noted: 'I can bear testimony to that part of Gould's statement which says that the pear-shaped, perpendicular, mossy nests are exceedingly attractive when observed hanging in the humid scrub. But the Sericornis does not construct its home within the mossy masses, but rather gathers the moss and masses it into a wonderful and beautiful nest, which is hung out in the "corridors" of the scrub, as if to attract the attention of passers by, or perhaps, more correctly speaking, made to assimilate the pendulous mossy ornaments of the forest in order to put the birds; natural enemies "off the scent." '
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.5 cm (Height), 11.5 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: nests
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the Yellow-throated Scrub Wren, 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
Original Caption: Nest Scrub-tit (Seriornis)
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, circa 1895
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, circa 1895

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