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A Northern Record of Mimus Polyglottos Leucopterus

William Leon Dawson
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1919
Pages: 
42

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

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