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Vermilion Flycatcher at San Diego, California

Henry Grey
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1917
Pages: 
102

Vermilion Flycatcher at San Diego, California

While visiting at Nestor, at the south end of San Diego Bay on December 25, 1916, I saw a Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus) busily engaged in catching flies in front of the house where I stayed. At the same place on March 17, 1906, I saw another individual of this species, hawking for flies all day long from the fence. These are the only two I have ever seen here, and it is curious that I should have seen them at exactly the same place. It is not surprising that these birds should occur here occasionally, however, as there are no high mountain ranges to bar them from leaving the desert region to the eastward.

Henry Grey

San Diego, California, February 23, 1917

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