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The Swamp Sparrow on the Lower Rio Grande

Austin Paul Smith
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
11
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1909
Pages: 
101

The Swamp Sparrow on the Lower Rio Grande

From rush grass growing along the banks of the Rio Grande, near Brownsville, Texas, I flushed three or four birds of this species (Melospiza georgiana) on December 23, 1908. One bird being secured proved to be an adult male.

Whether or not the species has been taken previously this far south, I cannot say positively; but the most extreme record I find (for Texas) prior to this note, is near San Antonio.

AUSTIN PAUL SMITH

Brownsville, Texas.

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