A Banded Ferruginous Rough-Leg
A Banded Ferruginous Rough-leg
On October 26, 1925, an adult of this species (Archibuteo ferrugineus), with tail and wings very badly frayed, and wearing a leg-band, was killed at Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles, and brought to the Museum. The band is of aluminum with edges turned back to hold a strip of green celluloid bearing a black figure 6 (or 9) at each end; stamped on the inside is “Bourne Mfg. Co., Melrose, Mass.“. It is evidently one of the numerous styles used in banding poultry; but by whom was it attached to this hawk, and where? Local zoos appear to have no record of the bird, yet the condition of its wings and tail, and nature of the band, stamp it as an escape from captivity. Should any CONDOR reader have knowledge of this hawk, such information, with details, will be appreciated by the undersigned.
L. E. Wyman
Los Angeles Museum, December 31, 1925