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American Redstart in the Monterey Area of California

Vern Yadon
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
65
Issue: 
4 (July-August)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1963
Pages: 
332

American Redstart in the Monterey Area of California.-An immature male American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) was seen in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, on September 12, 1962. The bird was observed briefly at a bird bath and feeding on insects in the garden of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Reports of competent observers indicate that other redstarts were on the Monterey Peninsula in mid-September; two observations of this species were made at separate localities on the same day. The species has not been recorded previously in this area. These records support the suggestion made by Root (Condor, 64, 1962:76) that redstarts recorded in the San Francisco Bay region were vagrants following the coast instead of using the desert flight line.-VEaN YADON, Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, California, November 6, 1962. 

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