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Photograph - Nest of the White-Browed Scrub Wren, by A.J. Campbell, Victoria, circa 1895 Image Reg. No: MM 69999

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, where Campbell noted: 'Bulky, roundish in shape, with side entrance; somewhat loosely constructed of grass, moss, bark, and dead leaves and fronds; lined inside with fine grass and feathers. Usually placed near the ground in thick scrub or in debris. Dimensions, outward diameter, 5 or 6 inches; entrance, about 1 inch across.'
Description Of Content:
A nest which appears to be constructed from reeds.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.5 cm (Height), 14.5 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: birds, nests
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the White Browed 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: Scrub Tit's (Semicornis) Nest
Organisations Depicted: Scrub Tit; Semicornis
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1895
Creator: Archibald Campbell, circa 1895

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