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The Troupial in California

J. H. Bowles
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1911
Pages: 
109

The Troupial in California

On April 30, 1911, I obtained near Santa Barbara a Troupial (Icterus icterus), a most beautiful male. The plumage is absolutely perfect, not a feather being frayed in either wings or tail, and the feet are in perfect condition. To me there seems no possibility that it can be a cage bird. It was in upper Mission Canyon, a very wild locality, in company with a flock of Western Tanagers that were passing through, and seemed very much at his ease. He was in fine condition, and the stomach was crammed with small green cankerworms.

J. H. BOWLES

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