Wilson Snipe, Gallinago Delicata (Ord.), in the Hawaiian Islands
Wilson Snipe, Gallinago delicata (Ord.), in the Hawaiian Islands
A specimen of this well known game bird was brought to me at the Museum for examination and identification by Mr. I. Spalding of Honolulu, who secured it on March 8th 1903, while enjoying a day's gunning on the windward side of the island of Oahu in the vicinity of Kailua. It was a female bird in splendid condition and plumage. Until the present record the status of the species in the Hawaiian Islands was based on the single individual recorded by Mr. H. W. Henshaw, of Hilo, as being secured on the Island of Hawaii, (Auk, XVII, 1900, p. 204). Mr. Spalding assures me that on a previous occasion while shooting, he put up this same species but was not so fortunate as to secure it.
WlLLlAM ALANSON BRYAN
Curator of Ornithology, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, H.I.