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Further Records of the Starling in Oregon

Charles W. Quaintance
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
6 (November-December)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1949
Pages: 
271

Further Becords of the Starling in Oregon.-Since the writer prepared a specimen of a starling collected in Union County, Oregon (Condor, 48, 1946:94) he has had no positive records of the further occurrence of the species there until February, 1949, when a second specimen was obtained from the hayloft of a barn about eight miles north of La Grande. During the same winter, presumably in December, 1948, a single starling was collected at Enterprise, Wallowa County, by Ted Laughlin, district agent for the Oregon Game Commission. This bird was examined by the writer.

At Malheur Lake Wildlife Refuge five starlings were shot on December 21, 1948, by Dr. R. C. Erickson, refuge biologist. These additional records for eastern Oregon merely augment records from neighboring states of the Great Basin area and indicate the trend of starling settlement.-CnAmxs W. QUAINTANCE, Eastern Oregon College, La Grande, Oregon, June 5, 1949. 

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