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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Egg

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Accession no.: Z: 424/1
Object name: Egg
Title: Egg
Description: A cape pigeon egg, collected on Deception Island in 1947.
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > South Shetland Islands > Deception Island
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.421.3
Geographic UDC (*726.18)
Getty AAT eggs
Field collection:
Date 1947
Place Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > South Shetland Islands > Deception Island
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A Cape Pigeon egg, round and cream-coloured, with a few bobbles on the suface. The drilled hole is 3mm in diameter and is chipped. There are no markings on the egg itself; but an accompanying handwritten paper label reads 'Cape Pigeon // Deception Island // 1947'.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 47mm, circumference: 127mm