Bird Call Shaft
From: Borneo | Sarawak
Curatorial Section: Oceanian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Borneo | Sarawak|
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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