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Late Nesting Record for the Abert Towhee

Eugene E. Cardiff, Bruce E. Cardiff
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1950
Pages: 
135

Late Nesting Record for the Ahert Towhee.--While driving down a dirt road a few miles north of Westmorland, Imperial County, California, on September 16, 1949, we observed an Abert Towhee (PZ$ilo oberti) fly from a small mesquite tree. On examining the tree we found a towhee’s nest containing four fresh eggs. The nest was four feet above the ground on an outer branch within a few feet of the road. The nest and eggs were collected and are now no. 1136 in the Cardiff Collection. Mr. W. C. Hanna of Colton, California, who has had much experience with the nesting of the Abert Towhee on the Colorado Desert, has not found them nesting this late.-EUGENE E. CARDIFF and BRUCE E. CARDIFF, Bloomington, California, November 8, 1949. 

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