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dental. One instance (Chatham, Nov. 18, 1877, Deane, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, III, Jan., 1878, 45). Several recent instances of its capture Dear Providence, R. I. (Purdie, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, II, Jan., 1877, 20; Merriam, Rev. Bds. Conn., 1877, 8.) *14. Parus atricapillus Linn. CHICKADEE. Common resident.

15. Parus hudsonicus Forst. HUDSONIAN CHICKADEE. Accidental. (Concord, Oct. 30, 1870, Brewster, Am. Nat., VI, 306. Also given as a bird of the state by Peabody, Rep. Orn. Mass., 402.) *16. Sitta carolinensis Gmel. WHITE-BELLIED NUTHATCH. Rather common resident.

17. Sitta canadensis Linn. RED-BELLIED NUTHATCH. Winter visitant. Not generally common. The doubtfully supposed instance of its breeding on the ground in Roxbury (May, 1877, recorded in Am. Nat., XI, 565), proves to have been a mistake, the eggs taken proving not to be those of that species.

*18. Certhia familiaris Linn. BROWY CREEPER. Resident, but most numerous in spring, autumn and winter.

*19, Troglodytes aëdon Vieill. HOUSE WREX. Rather common summer resident.

20. Troglodytes parvulus var. hyemalis Coues. WINTER WREN. Winter visitant; not common. Perhaps breeds in the higher mountainous portions of Berkshire County. (T. Martin Trippe gives It as breeding in the Catskills, Am. Nat., VI, 47.)

*21. Cistothorus stellaris Cab. SHORT-BILLED Marsa WREN. Locally common. *22. Cistothorus palustris Baird. Long-BILLED MARSH WREN. Common, like the preceding, at favorable localities.

The Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus Bon.) has been reported as occurring in Roxbury, in the summer of 1876, but no specimens were taken (Minot, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, I, Sept., 1876, 76; Land Birds and Game Birds of New England, 1877, 74).

23. Eremophila alpestris Boie. SHORE LARK; Horned LARK. Winter visitant, chiefly along the coast, where it is generally common and sometimes abundant.

24. Anthus ludovicianus Licht. TITLARK; BROWN LARK. Spring and autumu visitant, in small flocks.

*25. Mniotilta varia Vieill. BLACK-AND-WHITE CREEPER. Common summer resident.

*28. Parula americana Bon. BLUE-YELLOW-BACKED WARBLER. Rather common summer resident.

*27. Helminthophaga ruficapilla Baird. NASHVILLE WARBLER. Common summer visitant.

28. Helminthophaga celata Baird. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, Rare or accidental. Only three instances of its capture thus far on record. (Springfield, May 15, 1863, Allen, Proc. Essex Inst., IV, 1864, 60; Lynn, Jan. 1, 1875, Brewer, Proc. Bost. Soc. Nat. Hist., XVII, 439; Concord, Oct. 2, 1876, Brevoster, Bull. Nutt, Orn. Club, I, Nov., 1876, 94. The only other New England records are Hollis, N. H., May 16, 1876, Fox, Forest and Stream, VI, 354; Isles of Shoals, Murdoch, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, III, Apr., 1878, -.)

29. Helminthophaga peregrina Cab. TENNESSEE WARBLER. Rare. *30. Helminthophaga chrysoptera Baird. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER. Summer resident. Not generally common.

31. Helminthophaga leucobronchialis Brewster. WuiteTHROATED WARBLER. Rare. Une instance of its capture in the state thus far on record. Taken at Newtonville, May 18, 1870. (Breroster, Amer. Sportsman, V, 33, Oct. 17, 1874; Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, I, 1876, 1. Original type of the species.) Three other specimens have thus far been recorded. (Trolter, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, II, 1877, 79; III, 1878, 79; Connecticut, Brewster, ibid, III, Apr., 1878, --.)

*32. Dendræca æstiva Baird. YELLOW WARBLER; SUMMER YelLOW BIRD. Abundant summer resident. *33. Dendræca virens Baird. BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER. Common summer resident.

*34. Dendræca cærulescens Baird. BLACK-TIINOATED BLUE WARBLER. Spring and fall migrant. Has been observed in summer in different portions of the state, and has been found nesting in Connecticut (two instances, June, 1874, Jones, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, I, 1876, 11). Also reported breeding in the Catskills (Trippe, Åm. Nat.,' VI, 47).

35. Dendroca coronata Gray. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER; MYRTLE BIRD. Abundant spring and autumn migrant. A few kuowa to winter on Cape Cod. May breed in portions of Berkshire County.

38. Dendroca auduboni Baird. AUDUBON'S WARBLER. Accidental. (Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 15, 1876, Frazar, Bull. Nutt, Orn. Club, II, 1877, 27.)

*37. Dendroca blackburniæ Baird. BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. Common spring and autumn visitant, some remaining through the summer.

38. Dendrceca striata Baird. BLACK-POLL WARBLER. Abun. dant spring and autumn migrant.

39. Dendroca castanea Baird. BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. Common spring and autumn migrant, varying greatly in abundance in different years..

*40. Dendroca pennsylvanica Baird. CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. Common summer resident.

41. Dendræca maculosa Baird. BLACK-AND-YELLOW WARBLER.

Common spring and autumn migrant. Has been observed a few times in summer, and may breed in the higher parts of Berkshire County.

42. Dendroca tigrina Baird. CAPE MAY WARBLER. Rather rare spring and autumn migrant. *43. Dendroca discolor Baird. PRAIRIE WARBLER. Common summer resident near the sea-board; less common in the interior.

44. Dendroca palmarum Baird. YELLOW RED-POLL WARBLER. Abundant spring and autumn migrant; a few have been observed at favorable localities in winter.

*46 Dendroca pinus Baird. PINE WARBLER. Common summer resident.

*46. Siurus auricapillus Swain. GOLDEN-CROWNED WAGTAIL; OVEN-BIRD." Abundant summer resident.

47. Siurus nævius Coues (S. noveboracensis auct.). WATER WAGTAIL; “WATER THRUSu.” Rather common spring and autumn migrant.

48. Siurus motacilla Bon. LARGE-BILLED WATER WAGTAIL. Rare or accidental. One record of its capture (Mount Tom, April 28, 1869, Allen, Am. Nat., III, 557). Was found breeding near Norwich, Conn., by Mr. Ernest Ingersoll, in June, 1873 (Am. Nat., VIII, 238). (The nest and eggs found by Mr. Ingersoll are in Mus. Comp. Zoöl., Cambridge.) Mr. Merriam gives it as “not rare in Southern Connecticut, where it breeds regularly, and probably in considerable numbers” (Rev. Birds Conn., 1877, 20).

49. Oporornis agilis Baird. CONNECTICUT WARBLER. Generally a rare spring and autumn migrant; sometimes abundant in autumn in the vicinity of Cambridge. Probably more common in other parts of the state in autumn than is generally supposed.

*50. Geothlypis trichas Cab. MARYLAND YELLOW-THROAT. Abundant summer resident.

51. Geothlypis philadelphia Baird. MOURNING WARBLER. Rare spring and autumn migrant.

*52. Icteria virens Baird. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. Rare summer resident. Several records of its nesting in the eastern part of the state.

53. Myiodioctes pusillus Bon. GREEN BLACK-CAPPED WARBLER: Rather rare spring and autumn migrant.

54. Myiodioctes canadensis Aud. CANADIAN WARBLER. Common spring and autumn migrant. Occasionally seen in summer, and probably breeds sparingly in Berkshire County,

*55. Setophaga ruticilla Swain. REDSTART. Rather common Aummer resident.

*58. Pyranga rubra Vieill. SCARLET TANAGER. Common summer resident.

57. Pyranga æstiva Vieill. SUMMER REDBIRD. Accidental summer visitor. Several instances of its capture are on record. Mr. N.Vickary informs me that a specimen (hitherto unrecorded) was taken in Swampscot in June, 1866.

*58. Hirundo horreorum Barton. BARN SWALLOW. Common summer resident.

*59. Tachycineta bicolor Cab. WHITE-BELLIED SWALLOW. Common summer resident.

*80. Petrochelidon lunifrons Cab. EAVE SWALLOW; Clirr SWALLOW. Common summer resident. *81. Cotyle riparia Boie. BANK SWALLOW. Common summer resident.

*82. Progne purpurea Boie. PURPLE MARTIN. Common summer resident.

63. Ampelis garrulus Linn. BOHEMIAN WAXWING. Accidental in winter. To the few previous records of its capture I bere add another, a female, taken by Mr. N. Vickary at Lynn, Feb. 18, 1877. *64. Ampelis cedrorum Baird. CEDAR BIRD; CUERRY BIRD, Common summer resident; frequently seen in winter in roving flocks, and at localities where it finds food.

*85. Vireo olivaceus Vieill. RED-EYED VIREO. Abundant summer resident.

66. Vireo philadelphicus Cass. PHILADELPHIA VIREO. Very rare. Only one instance of its capture thus far recorded. (Cambridge, Sept., 7, 1875, Brewster, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, I, 1876, 19. For a record of its occurrence in New England prior to Sept., 1876, see Deane, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, I, 74; see further, Fox, ibid, II, 78.)

*87. Vireo gilvus Bon. WARBLING VIREO. Common summer resident.

*88, Vireo flavifrons Vieill. YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. Rather common summer resident. *69. Vireo solitarius Vieill. SOLITARY VIREO; BLUE-HEADED VIREO. Common spring and autumn migrant; a few pass the summer here and breed. *70. Vireo noveboracensis Bon. WHITE-EYED VIREO. More or less common summer resident at certain localites.

71. Collurio borealis Baird. BUTCHER BIRD; GREAT NORTHERN SHRIKE. Rather common winter visitant.

72. Collurio ludovicianus Baird (C. ludovicianus et excubitoroides auct.), LOGGER-IIEAD SHRIKE. Accidenta). Several recent records of its occurrence. West Newton, Oct. 21, 1872 (Purdie, Am. Nat., VII, 1873, 115; first authentic record for the state); Newtonville, 1874 (Maynard, Am. Sports., V, 313, Feb. 13, 1875). A specimen (now first recorded) was also taken in Lynn, Nov., 1877, by Mr. N. Vickary.

73. Pinicola enucleator Vieill. PINE GROSBEAK. Irregular winter visitant, occurring sometimes in abundance, but generally not common.

*74. Carpodacus purpureus Gray. PURPLE Fisch. Rather common summer resident; a few probably remain at some localities during winter.

75. Loxia leucoptera Gmel. WuITE-WINGED CROSSBILL. Irreg. ular winter visitant.

78. Loxia curvirostra var. americana Coues. COMMON CROSSBILL. Irregular winter visitor, but a much more frequeut and abundant visitor than the preceding species. A few often occur in summer.

77. Ægiothus linaria Cab. RED-POLL LINXET. An irregular but often abundant winter visitor.

78. Linota flavirostris var. brewsteri Coues. BREWSTER'S LINNET. Rare or accidental. One specimen taken in Cambridge by Mr. W, Brewster (Ridgway, Am. Nat., VI, 433; see also Baird, Brewer and Ridgway, Hist. Birds N. Amer., I, 1874, 501).

*79. Chrysomitris pinus Bon. PINE FINci. Chiefly spring and autumn migrant; occasionally remains through the winter, and has been known to occur in summer. Marked as breeding by Dr. Emmons.

*80. Chrysomitris tristis Bon. YELLOW-BIRD; GOLDFINCH. Common throughout the year, but of gregarious and nomadic habits in winter.

81. Plectrophanes nivalis Meyer. Snow BUNTING. Regular and rather common winter visitant.

82. Plectrophanes lapponicus Selby. LAPLAND LOXGSPUR. Winter visitant, mainly near the coast; not common.

83. Plectrophanes ornatus Towns. CHESTNUT-COLLARED BUNTING. Accidental. (Magnolia, near Gloucester, taken by Mr. C. W. Townsend, July 28, 1876, Brewer, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, II, 1877, 78.)

84. Passerculus princeps Maynard. IPSWICH SPARROW. Rare winter visitant, occurring chiefly near the coast. Has been met with from Prince Edward's Island and New Hampshire to Long Island.

*85. Passerculus savanna Bon. SAVANNA SPARROW. Abundant summer resident along the coast; much less common in the in. terior.

*88. Poạcetes gramineus Baird. GRASS FINCI; BAY-WINGED SPARROW. Abundant summer resident.

*87. Coturniculus passerinus Bon. YELLOW-WINGED SPARROW. Common and even abundant summer resident at favorable localities, especially in the Connecticut Valley and ncar the sea coast.

*88. Coturniculus henslowi Bon. HENSLOW'S BUNTING. Rare summer resident.

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