THE CREAGRUS CALIFORNIA LIST
A personal portfolio
all photos & text by Don Roberson
all photos taken in California
PYRRHULOXIA Cardinalis sinuatus
29 May 1995

The PYRRHULOXIA is a rare vagrant to California, mostly in the extreme southeast, with a smattering of occurrences around the seasons. There are a tiny handful of nesting attempts.

All of my California records are listed below. Those preceded by H were found or co-found by me personally; those preceded by K receive some partial credit (e.g., I was involved in sorting out i.d. of a previously discovered bird or refound a vagrant that had been thought to have left or some other unique circumstance). These are my personal Pyrrhuloxia records:

H 7/18/74     Garvey Rd. nr Westmorland, IMP     singing male; this was my first rarity find in the state
6/12/77     Chemuhuevi Wash, N of Vidal Junction SBE     pair
    nested here for 1st CA breeding; description in my notes
I 5/29/95     Chemuhuevi Wash, N of Vidal Junction SBE
    3 males, female carrying nesting material; typed description & photos; a male was previously known but we (Rita Carratello, Bruce Barrett & I) discovered the female and the addíl males
See the family page for county abbreviations. All photos & text © 2001 Don Roberson; all rights reserved.
Readers may use this material for their own private enjoyment, study, or research but none of the photos or text herein may be used commercially nor may they be reposted on other web sites without written permission. All material is copyrighted. The posting of photos and text on this private web site is not a submission to political or quasi-political organizations, including, but not limited to, the California Bird Records Committee of Western Field Ornithologists. However, blanket permission for use of descriptions by North American Birds editors in their research is granted, and serious researchers in general are granted permission to use the records cited herein.

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