Australian Museum Journal Note on the nidification of Plotus novae-hollandiae, Gould. The New Holland Snake-bird or Darter

Shortform:
North, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(7): 147–148
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1891
Title:
Note on the nidification of Plotus novae-hollandiae, Gould. The New Holland Snake-bird or Darter
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
1
Issue:
7
Start page:
147
End page:
148
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1248
Language:
English
Date published:
30 June 1891
Cover date:
30 June 1891
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
1248
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (130kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (300kb PDF)

Abstract

The Trustees of the Australian Museum have lately received the eggs of Plotus novae-hollandiae, taken by Mr. J. L. Ayres at Lake Buloke, in the Wimmera District of Victoria, on 1st April, 1891. The nest was built at a height of about fifteen feet, on the branch of a Eucalyptus standing in the water, it was outwardly composed of sticks lined inside with twigs, and contained five eggs, one of which was unfortunately broken in descending the tree.