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Bushland revels

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 8

Scope and Contents

Australian ornithologist R. T. Littlejohns spent four years in the bush filming the beautiful lyrebird, resulting in this rare footage of the bird's behavior. A female lyrebird and her chick are the initial focus of the film; the mother bird is seen gathering food for the chick; later the young bird leaves the nest. The focus then shifts to the male lyrebird and his spectacular display behavior. A complete bird song, comprised of many imitative calls, is featured on the film's soundtrack.

Dates

  • 1920?

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (8 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (8 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 16 mm. print.

Bibliography

Littlejohns, R.T. Bird personalities of the Australian bush. Natural History, v. 24, no. 1, January 1924: 29-41. Littlejohns, R.T. Songster and dancer unrivaled. Natural History, v. 48, no. 2 Feb. 1941: 91-95.

General

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, producer; R.T. Littlejohns, photographer.

Title
Bushland revels, 1920?
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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