GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW

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GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Zonotrichia atricapilla) (Zonotrichia Coronata)


GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW (Zonotrichia atricapilla)


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SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

1897 San Clemente Island:Zonotrichia coronata—Golden-Crowned Sparrow. A specimen was taken March 31, and several others seen in a bushy ravine. This bird and the last [Zonotrichia leucophrys intermedia] were undoubtedly winter visitants...The party consisted of Joseph Grinnell, who had immediate charge of the expedition, and gave special attention to the ornithology and entomology of the islands; Horace Gaylord, who collected mammals; and Harry Gaylord and James Brittan [Britton] who devoted their time to archaeology. The party left San Pedro harbor May 11 in a large fishing schooner... [returning June 9, 1897]”
Grinnell, Joseph Report on the Birds recorded during a visit to the Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente, in the Spring of 1897 Pasadena Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1, August, 1897 (26 pages).


1907 San Clemente Island:Zonotrichia coronata. Golden-crowned Sparrow. Common winter visitant.” [“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


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ March 31, 1897 MVZ-35253 Zonotrichia atricapilla Birds
San Clemente Island J. T. Brollini LACM February 17, 2002 LACM-111817 Zonotrichia atricapilla nevadensis Birds


SANTA CATALINA ISLAND

1905-1906 Santa Catalina Island:Zonotrichia coronata. Golden-crowned Sparrow. Seen on several occasions in 1906 but not detected in 1905. They frequented the washes in company with the previously named species.” [“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


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 24, 1897 MVZ-35251 Zonotrichia atricapilla Birds
Santa Catalina Island Joseph Grinnell MVZ December 28, 1897 MVZ-35252 Zonotrichia atricapilla Birds


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1907 Santa Cruz Island:Zonotrichia coronata. Golden-crowned Sparrow. Fairly common everywhere.” [“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


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Alden H. Miller MVZ May 6, 1950 MVZ-120223 Zonotrichia atricapilla Birds


SANTA ROSA ISLAND

1927 Santa Rosa Island:Zonotrichia coronata Golden-crowned Sparrow. DeGroot saw one bird of this species on April 2.” [“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