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Spring Record of Ross Goose from James Bay, Ontario

Graham Cooch
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
57
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1955
Pages: 
191

Spring Record of Ross Goose from James Bay, Ontario.-In the autumn of 1953, an adult female Ross Goose (CLen rossi) was collected at the mouth of the Harricanaw River (51” 10’ N 79” 47’ W; Coach, Condor, 56, 1953:307). At that time, Indians hunting in the area reported seeing similar birds in the spring of the year. In early May, 1954, a Ross Goose was accidentally killed at Hannah Bay, Ontario (51” 15’ N 79” 50’ W). The head was skinned out and given to Mr. P. H. Watt, Indian Affairs Fur Supervisor, Moose Factory, Ontario. This represents the fourth definite record of the Ross Goose in the Hudson Bay area since July, 1953. Bag checks were made on nearly 3ooO geese during the 1954 hunting season, hut these did not yield any additional specimens of Ross Goose.--GRAHAM COOCH, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Canada, December 3, 1954. 

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