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An Extension of the Southern Range of Perisoreus obscurus

Edmund Heller
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1902
Pages: 
46

An Extension of the Southern Range of Perisoreus obscures

While collecting near Mendocino last summer I met a trapper who described to me this species and stated that it was not rare in the forests covering the more mountainous portions of the immediate country. The substance of his description was to the effect that the bird was a jay without a crest, grayish in coloration and with a white stripe through the eye. He had observed the species in the fall attacking venison which had been hung up in the forest. The carnivorous habits of the genus are characteristic and this statement greatly strengthens the identification. The species is evidently resident in southern Mendocino County. We have magnanimously left it to future exploration to make this record more authentic.

EDMUND HELLER

Riverside, Cal.

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