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Photograph - Nest of the White-Winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphus), by A.J. Campbell, Riverina, Victoria or New South Wales, 1892 Image Reg. No: MM 69992

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 used to illustrate the nest of the species, and Campbell noted: 'Nest - Large, bowl shaped, composed of coarse cemented mud scantily lined inside with matted stringy-bark, grass, and sometimes with fur and feathers, and conspicuously placed on any convenient horizontal limb of a tree in open forest or belt of timber. (See illustrations.) Dimensions over all of an average nest, 8 ¢ inches by 6 ¢ inches in depth; egg cavity 7 inches across by 3 inches deep.'
Description Of Content:
Four speckled eggs in the nest of a Corcoraxwhich appears to be constructed with mud. There are feathers in the nest.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.5 cm (Height), 15 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: eggs, nests, birds
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the White-Winged Chough, 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
Original Caption: Nest of the Corcorax
Organisations Depicted: Corcorax
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place Depicted: Australia
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Australia, 1892

In the Flied Nats article from Dec 1899 Campbell refers to this trip to the Murray Riverina. Then in his latter book he refers to the actual date of collection of the clutch as 5th Nov 1892.
Place Specimen Collected: Murray River, Victoria, Australia, 05 Nov 1892

In the Flied Nats article from Dec 1899 Campbell refers to this trip to the Murray Riverina. Then in his latter book he refers to the actual date of collection of the clutch as 5th Nov 1892.

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