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Pacific Fulmars and Pacific Kittiwakes at Long Beach

C. B. Linton
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
6 (November-December)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1908
Pages: 
238

Pacific Fulmars and Pacific Kittiwakes at Long Beach.- During February, 1908, I observed several Pacific Fulmars (F.&narus glacial& g&@&ha), both light and dark phases, about the pleasure wharf at Long Beach, California. These birds were exceedingly tame, swimming about within a few inches of the numerous fish-lines and often making a dash for the baited hooks as the fishermen cast them. Upon tossing a handful of fish scraps overboard I was surprised to see the fulmars dive for the sinking pieces, sometimes going two or three feet under water and bouncing almost clear of the surface upon returning. They were also somewhat quarrelsome, fighting fiercely over a fish, uttering a harsh, rasping note the while. Several Pacific Kittiwakes (Rissa t. pollicaris) were also observed here.-C. B. LINTON, Long Beach, Cal. 

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