The Condor Volume 19

9781130665895: The Condor Volume 19
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...for Washington are so scarce that it would seem advisable to mention all new ones in which the identity is certain. It may. consequently, be of interest to know that a very fine one was recently in the possession of Mr. Fred Edwards, of Tacoma. It was taken at Skagit, Skagit County, Washington, and on account of its large size I should say that it is in all probability a female. Mr. Edwards is uncertain regarding the exact date of its capture, but thinks it was in the winter of 1902. The horned owls taken during the winter in Washington show such a wide range of variation that some might easily pass for subarcticus were it not for the more or less distinct bars of dusky on the feathers of the legs and feet. The specimen under discussion is one of the lightest in color that I have ever seen, the markings being paler than in many specimens of the Snowy Owl.--J. H., Tacoma, Washington, January n. 1911. An Invasion of California by the Eastern Goshawk.--Three Goshawks were received at the California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology during the past autumn, each of which I have identified as belonging to the subspecies Astur atricapillus atricapillus. thus adding a new name to the state list of birds. The data accompanying these specimens is as follows: No. 27135, Mus. Vert. Zool.; male adult; Jamestown, Tuolumne County, California: November 21, 1916; shot by Frank Bambauer; presented to the Museum by Geo. W. Smith; prepared by H. S. Swarth (orig. no. 10524); weight, 793 grams; total length, 542 millimeters; spread of wings, 1600 mm.; iris, red; feet and tarsus, pale greenish yellow: bill, from cere forward, black, basally bluish; cere, pale greenish yellow (colors recorded at least two days after the death of the bird); stomach empty. No. 27136, Mus. Vert. Z...

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