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The Hudsonian Curlew in Nevada

Gordon W. Gullion
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1952
Pages: 
62

The Hudsonian Curlew in Nevada.-On July 31, 1951, while driving across the Joshua tree-creosote bush desert of northern Clark County, Nevada, I flushed a crippled Hudsonian Curlew (Numenius hudsonicus) from the shoulder of the highway about one-half mile east of Cactus Springs. The bird, dangling one leg as it flew, moved about 20 yards off the road and settled among the cactus where it remained nearly motionless for several minutes while I carefully examined it with binoculars. The head striping and short bill were so prominent that there can be no doubt about the species. The bird was still standing among the cactus when I left.

This apparently is the first record for this species in the state of Nevada since Linsdale (Condor, 53,1951:228-249) makes no mention of it in his recent paper on Nevada birds.-GoanoN W. GULLION, Nevada Fish and Game Commission, Boulder City, Nevada, October 1, 1951. 

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