About this object
A photograph of two mātātā or fernbirds (Bowdleria punctata) thought to have been taken at Tutira Station in the early twentieth century. The bird on the right is about to feed the bird on the left, which is possibly a juvenile. The pair are possibly perched in a clump of toetoe.
The photograph is mounted in an album titled: Photographs of birds on Tutira Station.
Photographer, Herbert Guthrie-Smith.
Herbert Guthrie-Smith; 13 Mar 1862; 04 Jul 1940
Black and white photograph mounted with photo corners in an album.
Height x Width: 110 x 156mm
Height x Width: 177 x 235mm
Fernbird, Inscription, Handwritten
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17127
gifted by Ashley Cunningham
m91/16, 17127, Album 38b, 85578