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Island Record of the White-Winged Scoter from California

J. R. Pemberton
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1952
Pages: 
116

Inland Record of the White-winged Scoter from California.-The White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), a winter visitor along the sea coast of California, has been recorded only three times in that state from inland fresh-water localities. These are Lake Tahoe, southwestern Ventura County, and Redlands (Grinnell and Miller, Pac. Coast Avif. No. 27, 1944:89). Only one specimen was taken, that at Lake Tahoe. Thus it is considered well to record that on October 28, 1951, Mr. Louis Cass shot an adult female from an irrigation pond on the Pauba Ranch at Temecula, Riverside County, California. The writer was present and identified the bird, which will probably be mounted and form a part of the collection of ducks which have been found on the ranch.-J. R. PEMBERTON, Los Angeles, California, October 29,1951.  

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