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A New Bird for Idaho

Malcolm Jollie
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
53
Issue: 
6 (November-December)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1951
Pages: 
300

A New Bird for Idaho.-On July 11, 1949, Earl J. Larrison and the writer observed a Mockingbird (Mimw polyglottos) while driving along the south end of Grays Lake, Caribou County, Idaho. The bird flew across the road and into an aspen grove. No effort was made to collect it at the time. We looked for it the next day without success.

On December 31, 19.50, a male Mockingbird was collected in an orchard at the southwest end of Lowell Lake, 4 miles northeast of Marsing, Canyon County, Idaho. Apparently this is the first specimen to be taken in the state.

Behle (Condor, 46, 1944:80) listed this species for Utah as “Statewide resident in summer in valleys.” Its occurrence in Idaho is that-of an accidental but it may occur fairly regularly in the valleys of southeastern and southcentral Idaho in summer.-MALCOLM JOLLIE, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, March 10, 1951. 

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