TOWNSEND SOLITAIRE

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TOWNSEND SOLITAIRE (Myadestes townsendi)


TOWNSEND SOLITAIRE (Myadestes townsendi) is a medium-sized thrush, the only solitaire native to America north of Mexico.


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SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1932 Santa Cruz Island: “On March 5, 1932 I saw a Townsend Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) on the ridge above Pelican Harbor. Ralph Hoffmann, Santa Barbara, California, March 11, 1932.” [Hoffmann, Ralph Bird Notes from Santa Cruz Island in Condor 34( 4):190, July-August 1932]


SANTA ROSA ISLAND

1927 Santa Rosa Island.Myadestes townsendi. Townsend Solitaire. A single bird was collected on April 3. This is a new species for any of the islands.” [“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


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island J.R. Pemberton MVZ April 3, 1927 MVZ-50594 Myadestes townsendi townsendi Bird


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