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TITLE
Curlew Eggs, Aberfoyle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0194
PLACENAME
Aberfoyle
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9715
KEYWORDS
birds
eggs
wildlife
nests
Curlew Eggs, Aberfoyle

The curlew is the largest European wading bird. Its body is brown speckled and it has a long down-curved bill and long legs. The curlew's main diet is worms, shellfish and shrimp. A female curlew will usually lay 4 eggs in a shallow nest. There has been a recent drop in curlew breeding numbers due to a loss of habitat.

Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively round the north and west Highlands writing and taking photographs. She died in 1958. This photograph is part of her collection


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Curlew Eggs, Aberfoyle

PERTH

20c

birds; eggs; wildlife; nests

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

The curlew is the largest European wading bird. Its body is brown speckled and it has a long down-curved bill and long legs. The curlew's main diet is worms, shellfish and shrimp. A female curlew will usually lay 4 eggs in a shallow nest. There has been a recent drop in curlew breeding numbers due to a loss of habitat.<br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively round the north and west Highlands writing and taking photographs. She died in 1958. This photograph is part of her collection <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.