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The Alaska Longspur and Oregon Horned Lark in Texas

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

The Alaska Longspur and Oregon Horned Lark in Texas

In February, 1936, the writer spent several days collecting birds in the Texas Panhandle. Two birds, taken on February 9, represent two subspecies which have not been previously recorded for the state of Texas. A male Alaska Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus alascensis) was collected from a flock of several hundred longspurs on the plains, 10 miles east of Canyon, Randall County, Texas. A male Oregon Horned Lark (Otocoris alpestris lamprochroma) was also collected at the same locality. I am indebted to Dr. Harry C. Oberholser, U. S. Biological Survey, for the identification of these specimens.

James O. Stevenson

Wildlife Division, National Park Service, Washington, D. C., October 7, 1936

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