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Early Nesting of the Western Redtail

J. B. Dixon
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1902
Pages: 
46

Early Nesting of the Western Redtail

On Feb. 14, 1902 I collected a set of two eggs of the Western Redtail (Buteo borealis calurus). These were taken from a medium-sized nest fifty-one feet up in a sycamore, and were normal in size and markings. The hawks had secured a large piece of barley sack and with this made a lining for the nest, the eggs being covered by it. This is an early date for this locality and the eggs were fresh. Pacific horned owls are about as usual, sets of two being taken on Feb. 2 and 8.

J. B. DIXON

Escondido, Cal.

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