The Birds Of Connecticut

The Birds Of Connecticut

by John Hall Sage

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ISBN-13: 9781443753197
Publisher: Bill Press
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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APPENDICES TO PART I. 1. CATALOGUE OF INTRODUCED SPECIES AND DOUBTFUL SPECIES. Chenalopex aegyptiaca (Linnaeus). Egyptian Goose. Two were seen flying about the Connecticut river, at Portland, Oct. 20, 1895, and one was shot. Both were undoubtedly escaped tame birds; but they must have come from a distance, as none, so far as is known, were ever kept within twenty miles of Portland. Grus americana (Linnaeus). Whooping Crane. Grus mexicana (Müller). Sandhill Crane. Though these species are reported by many of the earlier writers on Natural History as more or less common in the surrounding states, there seems to be no definite record of the capture of either in Connecticut. Undoubtedly both occurred when the country was discovered, but there is little probability that either has been taken within the last hundred years. Erolia ferruginea (Brimnich). Curlew Sandpiper. There are but two records of this species in this state, both appearing in Merriam :l one shot near Saybrook " some time ago" (J. G. Ely, 1877), and one killed Oct. 3, 1859, East Hartford (reported by Dr. D. Crary of Hartford). Neither of these records can be considered absolutely trustworthy. The record of Dr. Thompson, as reported by Merriam, was proven later by L. C. S. to be that of a Stilt Sandpiper. Coturnix coturnix (Linnaeus). European Quail. Migratory Quail. Numbers of these birds were liberated in 1878, at Lakeville, by the Salisbury Bird and Fish Protective Company. They nestedthat year and also in 1879, but so far as we know none are now to be found. 1 Merriam, Birds of Connecticut, p. 106. Perdix perdix (Linnaeus). Gray Partridge. During 1908 and 1909 about 3,000 birds of this species were importedfrom Europe by our Game Commission and released in different parts of...

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