A Northern Record of Mimus Polyglottos Leucopterus
A Northern Record of Mimus polyglottos leucopterus
On the 28th of July, 1918, while returning by auto from a reconnaissance trip in Humboldt County, Nevada, we encountered two Western Mockingbirds on Duck Flat, at a point some miles northwest of Sunkist (formerly Duck Lake), Nevada. The occurrence was so unusual that I stopped the car and made sure of the bird’s identity. The birds were straggling at some distance apart and appeared to be working their way slowly northward, fluttering from clump to clump over a luxuriant growth of sage. The record station is well above the forty-first parallel of latitude, and not more than six miles east of the California boundary line.
William Leon Dawson
Santa Barbara, California, December 4, 1918