Bird Call Shaft


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

Object Number P427A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kadayan
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Section Oceanian
Materials Bamboo

Long thin tube, lashed at an angle to a section of bamboo. The hunter blows through the tube, across a small hole in the bamboo, producing a whistling sound to lure the bird. Accordng to Hose, "The Klemantans and some of the Kanyahs catch a small ground pigeon (Chalcophaps indica) in large numbers by the aid of a pipe or whistle, by blowing softly on which the cooing notes of the bird are closely imitated . . . . when a bird approaches the whistly, he slips over its head a fine noose attached to the end of a light bamboo and . . . puts it alive into a cage."

Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898
Other Number 36 - Other Number | P427AA - Old Museum Number

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