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Large Set of Eggs of the Western Red-Tailed Hawk

Lawrence Peyton
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
5 (September-October)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1918
Pages: 
191

Large Set of Eggs of the Western Red-tailed Hawk

I received a letter a short t,ime ago from a former club member, Mr. O. F. Beekman of Wasco, Kern County, relative to the finding of an abnormally large set of Buteo borealis calurus which I thought might be of interest to CONDOR readers. The nest was found April 14, 25 feet up in a large cottonwood tree and contained two newly hatched young, two pipped eggs, and two eggs far advanced in incubation. I have heard of a number of sets of five eggs, but this is the first one of six.

Lawrence Peyton

Fillmore, California, May 28, 1915

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