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The Horned Grebe in Southern California

C. B. Linton
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
4 (July-August)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1907
Pages: 
110

The Horned Grebe in Southern California

On the morning of November 4, 1906, while rowing in San Diego Bay, near the Hotel Del Coronado, I heard a shot from a yacht nearby and noticed the yachtsmen put about and pick up a bird from the water, glance at it and throw it back.

I was immediately upon the scene and gathered in the specimen which proved to be a beautiful adult female Horned Grebe (Colymbus auritus).

There were several hundred American Eared Grebes in the bay, but I observed no other C. auritus during my four-month stay in this locality. I have since taken a juvenile female C. auritus in Alamitos Bay, Los Angeles County, January 14, 1907.

C. B. LINTON

Long Beach, California

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