Of the 266 birds banded in 1959, there were 19 species represented. There were 41 returns of which 8 had one previous return. The greatest number of one species banded was the Purple Finch, with 52; next, Chipping Sparrow, 38; Cardinal, 35; White-throated Sparrow, 32; Rufous-sided Towhee, 25. Of the returns, several birds proved to be 5 years old: 3 Cardinals, 2 Tufted Titmice, 1 Field Sparrow. One White-throated Sparrow was 4 years old.
Author: Harriet Wright
Volume Number: 8 Year Published: 1960
Issue Number: 3
Page Number: 19
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1960/Vol 8 No. 3_1960_p18-19.pdf
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