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Notes on the Loon, Evening Grosbeak and Broad-tailed Hummingbird

R. C. Mcgregor
4 (July-August)
Echoes from the Field
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Notes on the Loon, Evening Grosbeak and Broad-tailed Hummingbird. While at the Hatchery on Battle Creek, California, in the fall of 1898, I secured a loon which came ashore entangled in the salmon seine. The specimen was taken alive and uninjured. Similar catches have been reported previously from the eastern United States. Dr. C. W. Richmond, who kindly identified the bird, pronounced it Gavia imber.

On February 24, 1901, Mr. Walter E. Bryant secured two specimens of Coccothraustes v. monfanus at Santa Rosa, Cal., and tells me there were several others in the trees near his house.

Some time ago (Auk. XIV p. 91) I recorded the Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) from Oakland. While the record was correct, it had been reported previously for the state. Dr. J. G. Cooper took a female at Lake Tahoe many years ago (Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 1st ser, IV, p. 7). It is also reported from the Sequoia National Park and as common on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in California opposite the head of Owen’s River (N. A. Fauna, No. 7, p 59).

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