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European Starling in California

Stanley G. Jewett
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
44
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1942
Pages: 
79

The European Starling in California

Under date of January 22, 1942, C. G. Fairchild, Refuge Manager of the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Siskiyou County, California, wrote me as follows: “Wish to advise you that Howard Cantrell collected a starling at the Peninsula Cabin. He saw a flight of about forty, east of the town of Tulelake, California. He also saw another bunch around the Peninsula Cabin of approximately four.” On February 4, 1942, I received by mail s specimen of starling (Sturnus wulgaris) in the flesh with a tag bearing the following incription: “Howard Cantrell, January 10, 1942-11:30 a.m. Peninsula Cabin.” The bird, an adult male, has been prepared as a study skin and the stomach saved for future study. So far as is known, this is the first record of the European Starling in the state of California.

Stanley G. Jewett

Portland, Oregon, February 4, 1942

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