Image of a Scarlet Breasted Robin's nest 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 for the species and Campbell notes 'Clutch, three to four; roundish in shape, but more pointed at one end; texture of shell fine; surface slightly glossy; colour, light greenish-white, much spotted and speckled, especially round the upper quarter, with umber and dull-grey. Dimensions in inches of a proper clutch: (1) .72 x .58, (2) .72 x .58, (3) .71 x .56.'

Description of Content

Three eggs in a nest, lodged in the hollow of a tree.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, portrait format

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