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: 'Roundish in form, dome-shaped, with side entrance; outwardly constructed of dark, dead herbage, grass, leaves, etc., mixed with moss, then a good ply of fine, dead grass, lined inside with feathers, fur and hair. Usually placed on the ground or on the side of a bank, concealed in grass, rushes or the centre of a low bush. Dimension outwardly, 4 inches in breadth by 5 inches in length; entrance 1 ¢ inches across. (See illustration.).'

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Nest on dune (pigface, Spinifex) containing 3 eggs of a skylark-pipit?.

Physical Description

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

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