[texbirds] Re: Tx. wide breeder (addendum)

  • From: Deb Carroll <deb_carroll_tx@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx" <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>, "texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:47:44 -0700 (PDT)

N. Mockingbird, surely?

 From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 3:24 PM
Subject: [texbirds] Tx. wide breeder (addendum)

Other suggestions have entered the discussion...Red-winged Blackbird, 
Great-tailed Grackle and Turkey Vulture.

OK so here is the direct quote from BLOT 1974 (actually the MS was submitted in 
1972)    "The __________  is the only native Texas bird with written occurrence 
in every one of the state's 254 counties; the only other wild bird which is 
equally ubiquitous is the imported English House Sparrow.."

  As mentioned earlier, this is a 40 year old account and things may well have 
changed and in fact likely have, but thinking back to that time, the question 
is what was the species the author(s) were referring to?

Brush Freeman
Independent and affiliated Field Biologist
Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas
The greatest musician of all time is mother nature.

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