Buteo jamaicensis, Hawk egg

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One of two western red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis calurus) eggs collected in the vicinity of Gordornieces Creek, near Salinas in Jack Hanolin Canyon, Monterey county, California (see CBE882 - CBE883). The clutch was collected in April 1894 by L.W. Brokaw. Brokaw noted the following about the nest: "Diameter, inside 9 in., Outside 24 in. Depth, inside 3 in, outside 12 in. 55 feet from the ground in a large sycamore tree and made of sycamore sticks and twigs, with dry sycamore leaves intermixed, and lined with dry grass, green leaves and bark fibers." Identification was confirmed by observing a parent nearby. The clutch was later acquired by Alexander Sprunt, Jr.

Original set mark: 3/2, Broker collection.