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An Additional Record of the California Clapper Rail Away from Marshes

Margaret W. Wythe
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1937
Pages: 
44

An Additional Record of the California Clapper Rail away from Marshes

A California Clapper Rail (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus) was picked up from the Southern Pacific tracks at Shattuck and Rose streets, Berkeley, Alameda County, September 23, 1936. It was presented to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology by Miss Lelah Reynolds, and is now skin number 69988, a female, weight 252.5 grams. This bird, taken at the same time of year as the two reported upon by Linsdale in the Condor (vol. 38, 1936, p. 216), gives additional evidence in support of his suggestions concerning dispersal in the fall Season.

Margaret W. Wythe

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley, California, October 1, 1936

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