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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), which was omitted from the
A. O. U. Check-List, and have noted in the Appendix the additions and
the changes in nomenclature that have been made since the Check-List
was issued.
This being but a preliminary work, for the sake of brevity and sim-
plification the synonyms and other technicalities and details are omitted.
It but remains for me to express here the thanks I owe for MSS.
reports, and other friendly assistance in the preparation of this work, to
Mr. ERNEst E. THOMPson; Mr. John FANNIN; THOMAs McIlwraith,
Esq.; J. MATTHEw JONES, Esq.; JAMES M. LEMOINE, Esq.; John
NEilson, Esq.; Mr. Joseph M. MAcoun; Mr. WILLIAM E. SAUNDERs;
William BREwsTER, Esq.; The Rev. VINCENT CLEMENTI; Dr. J. H.
GARNIER; Prof. A. H. McKAy; Dr. G. A. McCALLUM; Mr. JonATHAN
Dwight, JR.; Mr. FRANcis BAIN; Mr. JAMEs McKINLEy; Mr. W. W.
DUNLop; Mr. ERNEST D. WINTLE: Mr. NAPOLEoN A. COMEAU ; Mr.
PHILIP Cox, Jr.; Mr. John BRITTAIN; Mr. GEORGE A. BoARDMAN ; Mr.
Louis M. Todd; Mr. HowARD H. McADAM ; Mr. WILLIAM L. Scott;
Mr. John A. MoRDEN; Mr. R. B. ScriveN; Mr. D. KEUTzING; Mr. JAMEs
W. BANKs; The Rev. DUNCAN ANDERson; Mr. John G. EwART; Dr.
C. K. CLARKE; Mr. William L. KELLs; Mr. W. A. SchoeNAN; Mr.
WILLIAM YATEs: Mr. John B. SPURR; Mr. GEORGE Sooth ERAN, and

Mr. CHARLEs CLARKE.
M. CHAMBERLAIN.

St. John, N. B.,
ZOecember, 1887.

CATALOGU E.

CATALOGUE.

AEchmophorus occidentalis.
WESTERN GREBE.

This, as its name denotes, is a bird of the west. It is found in abundance on the coasts of British Columbia, and in Manitoba; but east of the latter Province it occurs only as an accidental straggler. The OTTAWA CLUB report that two specimens have been shot at the mouth of North Nation River, and Mr. W.M. CowPER has purchased one in the Montreal market.

Colymbus holboellii.
HOLBOELL’S GREBE.

This species was formerly called the “Red-Necked Grebe.” It occurs throughout the Dominion, from the southern boundary to the Fur Countries, but is rather, rare, excepting in a few localities. It is a common resident of British Columbia, and is common during the breeding season in Northwestern Manitoba, and is not uncommon at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy during the migrations.

Colymbus auritus. HORNED GREBE. This is the “Spirit-Duck” or “Hell-Diver” of the country sportsmen. It is a common bird throughout the ‘Dominion, breeding from about latitude 45° northward to the higher Fur Countries. (1)

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