Abstract

Recently Mr. H. E. Finckh presented to the Trustees two eggs of the Kagu that were laid in confinement at Mosman, Sydney. Two of these birds, which he received from New Caledonia over three years ago, started at the beginning of April, 1902, to form a nest of dried twigs and leaves at the bottom of a box in their aviary, and on the 6th April an egg was laid. This was sat on for three weeks, one bird occasionally relieving the other, from which Mr. Finckh concluded they were a pair, but as there was no sign of a chick in the egg it was removed. Another egg was deposited in a small wooden shelterhouse in their aviary on the 1st of May, twigs and leaves afterwards being collected and placed around it; the birds sat closer on this egg, but without any success. A third egg was laid on the 25th May, and sat upon for three weeks, but with a similar result. One egg, presented, unblown, showed no trace of fertilisation; neither has Mr. Finckh noticed any actions of the birds, which are alike in plumage, that would furnish undoubted proof that they were male and female.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 310–311
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1902
Title
Description of the eggs of the Kagu, Rhinochetus jubatus, Verreaux et Des Murs
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
7
Start Page
310
End Page
311
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1109
Language
English
Plates
plate l
Date Published
25 August 1902
Cover Date
25 August 1902
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
13 November 2008
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
1109
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