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FOX SPARROW (Zonotrichia iliaca)


FOX SPARROW (Zonotrichia iliaca) [Passerella iliaca unalaschensis]

There are many subspecies. The Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca stephensi is named in honor of ornithologist, Frank Stephens. Bill Everett submits that the most famous species named for him is Stephens Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys stephensi, the endangered little rodent responsible for halting development in much of Western Riverside County.


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SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

1907 San Clemente Island:Passerella iliaca insularis. Kadiak Fox Sparrow. Three specimens secured in the stable yards, Howlands, January 23 and February 7. October 5, February 8, and April 1. I secured other specimens near Mosquito Harbor.” [“Visits were made to Clemente in January, February, March, April and October, 1907.”]
Linton, C. B. Notes from San Clemente Island The Condor 10:82-86, March 1908


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SANTA BARBARA ISLAND

1927 Santa Barbara Island:Passerella iliaca (ssp?). A single Fox Sparrow was seen on the ground beneath a dahlia thicket by Pemberton.” [“Through the generosity of Mr. Silsby M. Spalding who placed at our disposal his splendid cruiser Padariva I the writer accompanied by H. W. Carriger, Dudley DeGroot and 0. W. Howard was enabled to spend the period from March 25 to April 5, 1927, inclusive, among the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.”]
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928


SANTA CATALINA ISLAND

1905-1906 Santa Catalina Island: “Passerella iliaca insularis (?). A Fox Sparrow was noted on April 21, 1905. It was feeding on the ground beneath a clump of bushes, and at intervals uttered a low warbling song, similar to the song of the Green-backed Goldfinch, but sweeter. It probably belonged to the form insularis.” [“These notes are the result of two brief sojourns on Santa Catalina Island in the month of April, eight days being spent in 1905, and five in 1906. Fortunately both trips were made after wet seasons; the hills were carpeted with grass, flowers and insects were abundant.”]
Richardson, Charles H., Jr. Spring Notes from Santa Catalina Island The Condor 10(2):65-68, March 1908


1920 Santa Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands:Passerella iliaca. subsps. A large series of fox sparrows taken on Santa Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands during January, February, and March, 1920, were sent to Mr. H. S. Swarth for determination. With the exception of one specimen of insularis taken at Santa Catalina, January 26, 1920, they were all pronounced sinuosa. In the several weeks spent on these Islands during the above months, not one individual of the schistacea group was encountered. A. B. Howell (Pac. Coast Avif. no 12, 1917, p. 84) found megarhyncha the most abundant fos sparrow on the islands, with insularis a close second. This may be the case in normal years, but as before stated no single individual of the schistacea group was met with in 1920. In this connection it is interesting to note the extreme abundance of sinuosa on the islands during the time covered by our observations. In no mainland locality with which we are familiar has this race been found in such numbers.”
Dickey, D. R. and A. J. Van Rossem Additional notes from the coastal islands of Southern California The Condor 25(4):126-129 July 1923


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island C. B. Linton MCZ November 20, 1908 MCZ-316527 Zonotrichia iliaca Birds
San Clemente Island C. B. Linton MCZ November 21, 1908 MCZ-316531 Zonotrichia iliaca Birds
San Clemente Island C. B. Linton MCZ November 30, 1908 MCZ-316512 Zonotrichia iliaca Birds
San Clemente Island C. B. Linton MCZ December 4, 1908 MCZ-316530 Zonotrichia iliaca Birds
San Clemente Island A. B. Howell UCLA March 28, 1915 UCLA-9628 Passerella iliaca monoensis Birds
San Clemente Island J. S. Dixon MVZ April 18, 1920 MVZ-40451 Passerella iliaca unalaschensis Birds
San Clemente Island J. S. Dixon MVZ April 18, 1920 MVZ-40452 Passerella iliaca unalaschensis Birds
San Clemente Island J. T. Brollini LACM November 3, 2002 LACM Birds 112193 Passerella iliaca altivagans Bird
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island W. B. Judson MVZ December 24, 1897 MVZ-36223 Passerella iliaca brevicauda Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 24, 1897 MVZ-36159 Passerella iliaca unalaschensis Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 25, 1897 MVZ-36193 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 25, 1897 MVZ-36224 Passerella iliaca brevicauda Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 27, 1897 MVZ-36186 Passerella iliaca insularis Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 27, 1897 MVZ-36222 Passerella iliaca megarhyncha Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 27, 1897 MVZ-36225 Passerella iliaca brevicauda Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. B. Howell UCLA April 8, 1911 UCLA-7455 Passerella iliaca brevicauda Birds
Santa Catalina Island W. M. Pierce UMMZ June 19, 1916 UMMZ-167247 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 15, 1920 UCLA-3353 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 16, 1920 UCLA-3366 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 16, 1920 UCLA-3367 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 17, 1920 UCLA-3379 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 18, 1920 UCLA-3380 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 18, 1920 UCLA-3381 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 18, 1920 UCLA-3382 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 18, 1920 UCLA-3383 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 19, 1920 UCLA-3398 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 19, 1920 UCLA-3399 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 19, 1920 UCLA-3400 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UMMZ January 19, 1920 UMMZ-167335 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 20, 1920 UCLA-3412 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 25, 1920 UCLA-3457 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 26, 1920 UCLA-3466 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 26, 1920 UCLA-3467 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UMMZ January 26, 1920 UMMZ-167342 Passerella iliaca ridgwayi Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 27, 1920 UCLA-3476 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 29, 1920 UCLA-3485 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 29, 1920 UCLA-3486 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 29, 1920 UCLA-3488 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 31, 1920 UCLA-3507 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA January 31, 1920 UCLA-3508 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA February 1, 1920 UCLA-3510 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island A. J. Van Rossem UCLA February 3, 1920 UCLA-3522 Passerella iliaca sinuosa Birds
Santa Catalina Island J. S. Dixon MVZ April 8, 1920 MVZ-40450 Passerella iliaca unalaschensis Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 21, 1938 UMMZ-167248 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 21, 1938 UMMZ-167249 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 22, 1938 UMMZ-167250 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 22, 1938 UMMZ-167251 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 22, 1938 UMMZ-167252 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 22, 1938 UMMZ-167346 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds
Santa Catalina Island Kenneth E. Stager UMMZ December 22, 1938 UMMZ-167334 Passerella iliaca stephensi Birds


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1907 Santa Cruz Island:Passerella iliaca insularis. Kadiak Fox Sparrow. Mr. Willett and I secured several specimens at Cochas Pietres [Coches Prietos] in November. December 16 I secured another in the pines.... Passerella iliaca megarhyncha. Thick-billed Sparrow. November 24 I secured 2 specimens in a canyon of the southern coast... Passerella iliaca stephensi. Stephens Fox Sparrow. One taken December 14, in the manzanita underbrush in the pines at an altitude of about 2800 feet.” [“At 11:30 p. m., November 19, 1907, my father (H. Linton), Mr. George Willett, and myself left San Pedro harbor in a dilapidated fishing smack and in company with a crawfisherman, one “Cold-foot” Jorgensen. We arrived off the south end of Santa Cruz Island at 10:30 the following day during a stiff norwester. For various reasons we were unable to make camp until the 22nd. It may not be amiss to state here that twice during the blow we were nearly wrecked: once while at anchor in Potatoe Harbor, a broken anchor allowing the boat to drift within the breaker line and nearly onto the rocks. In this instance the timely arrival of Willett and H. Linton in a small boat, saved the day, and incidentally the fishing smack. At another time (the engine having broken down) we were blown nearly onto the rocks of Anacapa Island; but with father at the wheel and Willett and I on the “sheet” we managed to hold her off. I mention the foregoing, and the many sleepless nights spent on the rocky shores, “running” the surf several times each day (with attendant duckings), etc., merely as a warning to those who seem inclined to believe a field naturalist’s life “strewn with roses”. (Its ’ generally strewn with cacti!)”]
Linton, C. B. Notes from Santa Cruz Island] The Condor 10(3):124-129, May 1908


1920 Santa Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands:Passerella iliaca. subsps. A large series of fox sparrows taken on Santa Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands during January, February, and March, 1920, were sent to Mr. H. S. Swarth for determination. With the exception of one specimen of insularis taken at Santa Catalina, January 26, 1920, they were all pronounced sinuosa. In the several weeks spent on these Islands during the above months, not one individual of the schistacea group was encountered. A. B. Howell (Pac. Coast Avif. no 12, 1917, p. 84) found megarhyncha the most abundant fos sparrow on the islands, with insularis a close second. This may be the case in normal years, but as before stated no single individual of the schistacea group was met with in 1920. In this connection it is interesting to note the extreme abundance of sinuosa on the islands during the time covered by our observations. In no mainland locality with which we are familiar has this race been found in such numbers.”
Dickey, D. R. and A. J. Van Rossem Additional notes from the coastal islands of Southern California The Condor 25(4):126-129 July 1923


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Alfred Cookman ANSP December 12, 1913 ANSP-193084 Passerella iliaca Birds
Santa Cruz Island Alfred Cookman ANSP December 14, 1913 ANSP-193086 Passerella iliaca Birds
Santa Cruz Island Alfred Cookman ANSP December 15, 1913 ANSP-193085 Passerella iliaca Birds