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"bogus" reports of their flying out to sea) at various localities in the Southern States, the last authentic account up to the present writing representing several bevies as seen near Savannah, Ga., as late as December 10. (For a history of the introduction and migration of this species see “Forest and Stream” of issues of June 28, Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 6, Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 27, 1877.)
5. Lagopus albus Aud. Willow PrARMIGAN. The specimen taken in Manchester, in May, 1859, Dr. Coues conjectures was brought alive from Labrador or Newfoundland, and escaped (Proc. Essex Inst., V. 1868, 259).
6. Cupidoniæ cupido Baird. PINNATED GROUSE. A few have been introduced at different times into Barnstable County, but none of them or their descendants are certainly known to still exist there.
Dr. Brewer informs me that several European Black-cap Warblers (Sylvia atricapilla) were at one time turned loose in Mount Auburn Cemetery, but are known to have all soon after died.
GENERAL SUMMARY. Fully authenticated as birds of the State 10 . . . . . . . . 316 Extirpated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Given as of probable occurrence . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Considered as fairly entitled to recognition as Massachusetts birds 340 known as breeding within the State (about) . . . . . . . 135 Extremely rare or accidental visitors . . . . . . . . . . 90 Introduced · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 6 North American species added since 1867. . . . . . . . . 35
ADDENDUM. 57bis. Pyranga ludoviciana Bon. LOUISIANA TANAGER. Since this paper went to press a specimen of this western species has been taken alive in Salem, and its occurrence recorded by Dr. Brewer (“Forest and Stream," X, 95, March 14, 1878). It was captured Jan. 20, 1878, during the severest snow storm of the season, and being, in winter, a bird of Mexico, is presumed to have been involuntarily carried northward by the storm. It was an “adult female, and, though ravenous for food, was not in wasted condition."
10 Excluding" varieties " of other species represented.
Printed at the Salem Press, April, 1878.