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The Western Tanager in San Francisco

Clark C. Van Fleet
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
4 (July-August)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1908
Pages: 
181

The Western Tanager in San Francisco

On May 6, 1908, while passing thru Lafayette Square (a park two blocks square in this city), I noticed a pair of unfamiliar birds flying from tree to tree in a eucalyptus hedge. I walked cautiously in their direction and was rewarded by being able to get within ten feet of the male bird, a Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) ; that the other was a female I am not quite so certain. This species was not included in Ray's “Summer Birtls of San Francisco County”, a paper which appeared in THE CONDOR for March, 1906.

CLARK C. VAN FLEET

San francisco, California.

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