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Barrow Golden-Eye Breeding in Yosemite National Park

Authors:
Joseph S. Dixon
Journal:
Condor
Volume:
37
Issue:
2 (March-April)
Year:
1935
Pages:
85
Section:
From Field and Study
Online Text:

Barrow Golden-eye Breeding in Yosemite National Park

On July 24, 1934, at Table Lake, 7000 feet in elevation, near Piute Creek and about four miles below Benson Lake, members of the Yosemite Field School watched two adult female and one adult male Barrow Golden-eye (Glaucionetta idadica) swimming and feeding amid a maas of Indian pond lilies in an ideal nesting ground for this species. When I first discovered them, these ducks were accompanied by two partly grown young that promptly hid among the lily pads. Since these ducklings were not nearly old enough to fly, they must have been hatched at Table Lake.

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Wildlife Division, National Park Service, Berkeley, California October 26, 1934

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