Australian Museum Journal The destruction of native birds in New South Wales

Shortform:
North, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(1): 17–21
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1901
Title:
The destruction of native birds in New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Start page:
17
End page:
21
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1901.1078
Language:
English
Date published:
29 March 1901
Cover date:
29 March 1901
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AVES; ECOLOGY, TERRESTRIAL
Digitized:
23 October 2008
Available online:
13 November 2008
Reference number:
1078
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (92kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (564kb PDF)

Abstract

During a visit to the head-waters of two of the North-Coast rivers, I ascertained that an incredible number of the beautifully plumaged males of the Rifle-bird and Regent Bower-bird were destroyed throughout the year, a large export trade being done in the skins of these species, chiefly for the purposes of adornment and decoration of ladies' hats and dresses.