Museum of Natural History Egg Cards
Clinton Mellen Jones, egg cards
Clinton Mellen Jones, egg card # 072
10754 Gray ... 707 Ridgway
American Eared Grebe.
Capt. B. F. Goss
8th June 1880
30 miles north west from Jamestown, North Dakota
I recd. them Sept. 1880. "Nest on floating flag leaves, rushes blown in by the wind between muddy bogs. (water 3 ft. deep) composed of moss & dead [run?] weeds brot [sic] up from the bottom: small, a mere rim just large enough to keep the eggs from rolling out. The grebes are 707 Ridgeway. P. californicus. I have definitely settled this question. I killed a bird from the nest and saved the skin." B. F. S.
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