Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert
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Public Domain
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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.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
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
Credit Line
gifted by Ashley Cunningham
Other number(s)
m91/16, 17127, Album 38b, 85578


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