Fernbirds

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

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. Their 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.
Measurements
Height x Width: 153 x 110mm
Height x Width: 177 x 235mm
Signature/Inscription
Fernbird, Inscription, Handwritten
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17126
Credit Line
gifted by Ashley Cunningham
Other number(s)
m91/16, 17126, Album 38b, 85577

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