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Document Type

Research

Abstract

On Thursday, January 6, of this year (1938), I received by mail from Mr. Weir R. Mills, of Pierson, Iowa, the bodies of twelve birds. They were all Lapland Longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus). Later a letter reported that these bodies had been picked up from the streets in the business district of Pierson on Thursday morning. This was the first intimation I had of a rather wide-spread destruction of these birds in northwestern Iowa on the night of January 5-6. It may be well to state at this time that there was a light snow fall on this night, but it amounted to less than a half inch. The effect of the snow on the birds will be discussed later.

Publication Date

1939

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

46

Issue

1

First Page

383

Last Page

395

Copyright

© Copyright 1939 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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