The "Mexican Black Hawk" recorded by me in the July, 1907, CONDOR, page 110, from San Diego County, California, is now determined to be a typical Buteo abbreviatus. This specimen is, I believe, the second record for California. The first was taken by Dr. J. G. Cooper in 1862, also in San Diego County. I secured this specimen within the city limits of National City, San Diego County, California, November 26, 1906.
I may add in self defence, that the identification as Urubitinga anthracina was made by several ornithologists. Later Mr. Grinnell pronounced it Buteo abbreviatus. I then sent it to the National Museum; it was returned labeled Buteo borealis calurus, melanistic phase. Mr. Oberholser now determines it to be Buteo abbreviatus, confirming Mr. Grinnell's decision.
C. B. LINTON
Long Beach, California