Wax-eyes

Maker
Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
A photograph of a family of silvereyes or wax-eyes (Zosterops lateralis) thought to have been taken at Tutira Station in the early twentieth century. An adult bird perches on the side of its nest, which is located in the branches of a tree, possibly a mānuka or kāhikatoa. The adult is in the process of feeding a chick.

The photograph is mounted in an album titled: Photographs of birds on Tutira Station.

Photographer, Herbert Guthrie-Smith.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted with photo corners in an album.
Measurements
Height x Width: 81 x 51mm
Height x Width: 177 x 235mm
Signature/Inscription
Wax-eye, Inscription, Handwritten
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17120
Credit Line
gifted by Ashley Cunningham
Other number(s)
m91/16, 17120, Album 38b, 85569

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