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Wikipedia Image of the Week #2

This is the second in a blog series that features a collections object from images that we have donated to Wikipedia. Read the first blog post to learn more about why and how we have donated more than 264 images to Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia's image repository.

We need your help! Can you think of Wikipedia articles where this image can be added? First, read on to learn more about the object from our Cultural World curator, Tris Perkins. Then, tell us where you think this image belongs in Wikipedia! 

Image: cc by-sa 3.0 The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 

Quail trap (or jebak puyuh)

  • Year: Mid-20th century
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Accession Number: 86.145.3

Although this looks like a regular bird cage, it’s actually a trap for catching quails.  A female quail is placed in the basket or woven container in the back of the cage with netting placed in front.  When the female calls out, it attracts a male.  When he steps onto the trigger in front of the basket, he causes the net to fall on and trap him.  Although wild quails no longer exist in Malaysia, jebak puyuh continue to be created as decorative items.

Help us make an impact! So far this image does not appear in any Wikipedia articles. Can you think of any articles that should include this image?  Do some browsing and be creative. Leave a comment and we’ll share your suggestions with the Wikipedia community. Then, come back in a week to see where in Wikipedia this image ends up!

Wikipedia Image Update! Since last week, our first Wikipedia Image of the Week, the Electric Marx Mobile, was added to the Danish Wikipedia article "Toy car."

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