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- Catalogue of British Columbia Birds - 4/19 -


A common resident on the Mainland, rarely met with on Vancouver Island. Brooks says common resident in Lower Fraser Valley about Sumas Lake, has also taken it on Okanagan.

DAFILA Stephens.

59. Pintail. Sprigtail.

_Dafila acuta_ (Linn.).

An abundant winter resident on the coast. Breeds in the interior of the Mainland.

AIX Boie.

60. Wood Duck.

_Aix spona_ (Linn.).

Not common. A summer resident on Island and Mainland. Brooks has taken it at Chilliwhack and Okanagan.

AYTHYA Boie.

61. Red-head. Pochard.

_Aythya americana_ (Eyt.).

A winter resident on the coast, but nowhere common; a few are taken every season. Fannin found it breeding on the lakes along the Cariboo Road.

62. Canvas-back Duck.

_Aythya vallisneria_ (Wils.).

A winter resident on the coast. Brooks has taken it on Okanagan Lake. I found them in pairs on the lakes near 108-Mile House, Cariboo Road, in April and May, 1891, where I was told they breed. (_Fannin_).

63. American Scaup Duck. Blue-bill.

_Aythya marila_ (Linn.).

An abundant winter resident on the coast. Breeds in the interior of Mainland.

64. Lesser Scaup Duck.

_Aythya affinis_ (Eyt.).

Not common on the coast. Fannin has taken it in May near Ashcroft, and Brooks has seen it all winter at Okanagan.

65. Ring-necked Duck.

_Aythya collaris_ (Donov.).

Not common. A few have been taken on Vancouver Island. Mr. Brooks says common in Lower Fraser Valley, and is found all winter on Okanagan Lake.

CLANGULA Leach.

66. American Golden-eye. Whistler.

_Clangula clangula americana_ (Faxon.)

A common winter resident on the coast. Fannin says breeds in interior. Brooks has taken it at Chilliwhack and Okanagan.

67. Barrow's Golden-eye.

_Clangula islandica_ (Gmel.).

Not common. It winters on the coast; a few have been taken on Vancouver Island. Brooks has taken it at Okanagan. Fannin found it plentiful on the lakes along the Cariboo Road, May, 1891.

CHARITONETTA Stejneger.

68. Buffle-head. Butter-ball.

_Charitonetta albeola_ (Linn.).

An abundant winter resident on the coast. Breeds in the interior of the Mainland. Common at Metlakatla. (_Rev. J. H. Keen_.)

HARELDA Stephens.

69. Long-tailed Duck. Old Squaw.

_Harelda hyemalis_ (Linn.).

Common; the coasts of Vancouver Island and Mainland. Brooks has taken it at Chilliwhack. Rev. J. H. Keen reports it common at Metlakatla.

HISTRIONICUS Lesson.

70. Harlequin Duck.

_Histrionicus histrionicus_ (Linn.).

A common resident on the coast. I found it breeding at Bear River, Vancouver Island, May, 1894. Brooks has taken it at Chilliwhack. Rare at Queen Charlotte Islands. (_Rev. J. H. Keen_.)

OIDEMIA Fleming.

71. American Black Scoter.

_Oidemia americana_ (Swains.).

Not common; has been taken at Victoria and Port Simpson. Fannin saw a small flock on a lake near 108-Mile House, Cariboo Road, 10th May, 1891. Fairly common at Matlakatla. (_Rev. J. H. Keen_.)

72. White-winged Scoter.

_Oidemia deglandi_ (Bonap.).

An abundant resident, and is found on the coast throughout the year. Brooks reports it from Chilliwhack and Okanagan. Rev. J. H. Keen says is common at Metlakatla.

73. Surf Scoter. Sea Coot.

_Oidemia perspicillata_ (Linn.).

Abundant resident along the coasts of Vancouver Island and Mainland. Found at Chilliwhack and Okanagan. (_Brooks_.) Common at Metlakatla. (_Rev. J. H. Keen_.)

ERISMATURA Bonaparte.

74. Ruddy Duck.

_Erismatura jamaicensis_ (Gmel.).

Not common on the Coast; a few are taken in the winter. Fannin found it breeding in the lakes along the Cariboo Road, May, 1891. Brooks has seen it at Chilliwhack and Okanagan.

CHEN Boie.

75. Lesser Snow Goose.

_Chen hyperborea_ (Pall.).

A winter resident on the Coast. Brooks has seen it at Chilliwhack. During some winters large numbers congregate off the mouth of Fraser River. (_Fannin_.)

76. Ross's Snow Goose.

_Chen rossii_ (Cassin.).

This is a rare bird in B. C. One specimen taken at Comox, January, 1894; another was taken at Kuper Island, April, 1895.

ANSER Brisson.

77. American White-fronted Goose.

_Anser albifrons gambeli_ (Hartl.).

Abundant on the Coast in winter. Breeds both on Island and Mainland. The young have been taken on Cowichan Lake. (_Fannin_.) Brooks has taken it at Sumas and Okanagan Lakes. Common at Metlakatla. (_Rev. J. H. Keen_.)

BRANTA Scopoli.

78. Canada Goose.

_Branta canadensis_ (Linn.).

An abundant winter resident on the Coast. Breeds in the interior of the Mainland; the eggs have been taken at Penticton by C. DeBlois Green.

79. Hutchin's Goose.

_Branta canadensis hutchinsii_ (Rich.).

Abundant in the spring and fall migrations, and winters on the Coast.

80. White-cheeked Goose.

_Branta canadensis occidentalis_ (Baird).

Taken at Chilliwhack by A. C. Brooks.

81. Cackling Goose.

_Branta canadensis minima_ (Ridgw.).

Winter resident on the Coast; has been taken at Elk Lake, near Victoria. Brooks reports it from Chilliwhack and Okanagan.


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