Podiceps auritus, Grebe egg


One of eight horned grebe (Podiceps auritus cornutus, Gmelin 1789) eggs collected from Lakes End, Assa in Canada (see CBE7041-CBE7048). Collector E. Arnold noted incubation of the eggs had begun shortly before collection and described the floating nest as, "decayed vegetation mixed with mud, fastened to the reeds near the edge of a marsh in about 3 ft. of water." Later acquired by Arthur T. Wayne.

Original set mark: 4/8, Arnold collection