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The Piping Plover in Colorado

Authors:
Alfred M. Bailey, Robert J. Niedrach
Journal:
Condor
Volume:
41
Issue:
5 (September-October)
Year:
1939
Pages:
216
Section:
From Field and Study
Online Text:

The Piping Plover in Colorado.

We wish to report a Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), no. 20066, 0, Colo. Mus. Nat. Hist., taken May 6, 1939, at Barr, Adams County, Colorado. This plover has been recorded (Dawson, Wilson Bull., 1899, p. 49) once before from Colorado, but on rather questionable evidence. A specimen was said to have been killed near Julesburg, Sedgswick County, Colorado, in May, 1899, but the bird was not saved. Sclaler (1912) did not include this record in his book, ‘A History of the Birds of Colorado.” Consequently, this recently collected specimen adds another interesting species to the list of Colorado birds.

Alfred M. Bailey, Robert J. Niedrach

The Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, May 19, 1939

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