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Notes and News

Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
49
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Year: 
1947
Pages: 
91

NOTES AND NEWS

The Annual Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Club will be held May 30 and 31 and June 1 in Los Angeles. Members are urged now to plan to attend and to contribute to the scientific program.

The life-time collections of birds, birds’ eggs and nests of the late Milton S. Ray of San Francisco have recently been donated to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California by Mrs. Ray. The collection is rich in material from Guerrero, Mexico, northern South America, Africa and the Philippine Islands. The Guerreran material, assembled and prepared by the veteran collector W. W. Brown, is the most extensive single collection thus far made in that section of Mexico. A number of rarities a.mong extinct or nearly extinct. birds are included in the Ray collections: Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Paroquet, Eskimo Curlew, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, skeleton of the Great Auk, and eggs of Aepyornis and Dinornis. The specimens have been moved to the Museum in Berkeley and are being arranged preparatory to cataloguing

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