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Additional Records of the European Widgeon in Oregon

Stanley G. Jewett
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1924
Pages: 
32

Additional Records of the European Widgeon in Oregon

Through the courtesy of State Game Warden A. E. Burghduff, I have had a chance to examine two specimens of the European Widgeon (Mareca Penelope) during the past few years. The first was an adult male shot by Ed King, of Portland, Oregon, on Sauvies Island in the Columbia River, Multnomah County, Oregon, during November, 1920. The second was a beautiful adult male shot by J. L. Stafford, of Gresham, Oregon, on the Morgan ranch, on Sauvies Island, about the first of December, 1922.

Both these birds were mounted by Ed Gonty, taxidermist of Portland, and are in the possession of the men who shot them. Another mounted specimen is in the possession of the Portland Library Association and, upon inquiry, the only information I could get was that it was “shot along the Columbia River.”

These, with Mr. Walker's record (CONDOR, xxv, p. 70), constitute three authentic records for northwestern Oregon. There is an element of doubt as to the exact locality of the specimen in the possession of the Portland Library Association.

Stanley G. Jewett

Portland, Oregon, July 12, 1923

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