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Vermillion Flycatcher in the San Diegan District

W. B. Judson
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1914
Pages: 
41

Vermillion Flycatcher in the San Diegan District

On October 1, 1913, while shooting on the Olympic Gun Club grounds, about one mile west of Westminster, Grange County, California, I saw six Vermilion Flycatchers (Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus). They were all females or else immatures, as there were no red males among them. Last winter, however, during the duck season, about half a dozen of the birds were seen at different times, and among them several males in brilliant plumage. It accordingly seems possible that careful search in the right places might prove this species to be not quite so rare a winter visitant west of the mountains as we have heretofore believed.

W. B. JUDSON

Los Angeles, Califomnia.

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