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White-crowned sparrows wintering in Maryland and West Virginia

The Auk

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https://doi.org/10.2307/4080700

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Abstract

During the Christmas holidays (1947) five white-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia l. leucophrys) were trapped and banded at McCoole, Allegany County, Maryland. On January 31 and February 1, 1948, 11 more were banded and a flock of at least 21 white-crowns was counted feeding in the snow under pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus). On the latter date five others were observed feeding under the same type of vegetation near the Potomac River in Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia. All birds ob- served were immatures. So far as is known this is the first published record for this species wintering in Maryland. It has been previously reported in winter from West Virginia in Hampshire, Kanawha, and Cabell Counties (Maurice G. Brooks, 'A Check List of West Virginia Birds,' 1944).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
White-crowned sparrows wintering in Maryland and West Virginia
Series title:
The Auk
DOI:
10.2307/4080700
Volume:
66
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1949
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1 p.
First page:
96
Last page:
96