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Black Pigeon Hawk at Santa Barbara, California

Edward R. Spaulding
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
49
Issue: 
6 (November-December)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1947
Pages: 
244

Blab Pigeon Hawk at Santa Barbara, California.-On September 14, 1947, 6 miles east of Sant‘a Barbara, California, in the foothills at 500 feet altitude, two Pigeon Hawks were observed. Shortly thereafter a single.individual was taken, probably one of the two first noted. It proved to be a Black Pieeon Hawk (Falco columbarius suckleyi) ; Mr. Egmont Rett of the Santa Barbara Museum made the Identification. The bird had eaten at least three dragon flies. There are but four previous records of this race of Pigeon Hawk from southern California, three of which are from Santa Barbara. -EDWARD R. SPAULDINO, Santa Barbara, California, October 11,1946. 

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