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Second Record of the Golden-Crowned Sparrow in Utah

Clifton M. Greenhalgh
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
50
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1948
Pages: 
46

Second Record of the Golden-crowned Sparrow in Utah.--On the evening of October 4, 1947, while collecting at Standrod, 5.500 feet, Boxelder County, Utah, on the north side of the Raft River Mountains in the northwestern part of the state, I noticed two large sparrows frequenting tall grass and willows bordering a small stream. It was difficult to observe them because of their quick flights in and out of the willows, but they were recognized as being zonotrichias. One was finally taken and proved to be a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrickia coro-natu). This is the second record of the species for Utah, and the first from the northern part of the state. The previous record was reported from Zion National Park by Long (Condor, 38, 1936:89). The bird from the Raft River Mountains was associated with Song Sparrows when seen. The next day an attempt was made to take additional specimens, but all the sparrows of both species seemed to have continued on their southward migration.--CLIFTON M. GREENHALCH, Department of Biology, University of Utah, October 27,1947. 

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