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A Rare Land Bird Taken at Sea

Richard McGregor
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1903
Pages: 
19

A Rare Land Bird Taken at Sea

November 13, 1901, while on U. S. .S. Pathfinder, making the run from Nagasaki to Manila, I killed a female specimen of Calliope kamtschatensis (Gm) which had come aboard and was resting in the rigging. The position of ship at the time of capture was 127 degrees, 20 minutes E., 29 degrees, 40 minutes north. The bird was not very fat and not storm driven, as we had experienced only mild weather since leaving port. It was in all probability on its fall migration. The species occurs as a rare winter visitant to the Philippines, Grant having recorded several specimens from northern Luzon and Worcester having killed a single specimen in Mashate.

RICHARD MCGREGOR

Manila, P. I.

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