Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
A photograph of two adult mātātā or fernbirds (Bowdleria punctata) thought to have been taken at Tutira Station in the early twentieth century. One of the adult birds is located in the nest while the other perches beside it. The nest appears to be located in a clump of toetoe.

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.
Height x Width: 151 x 112mm
Height x Width: 177 x 235mm
Fernbird, Inscription, Handwritten
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17125
Credit Line
gifted by Ashley Cunningham
Other number(s)
m91/16, 17125, Album 38b, 85576


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