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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), which was omitted from the
Mr. CHARLEs CLARKE.
St. John, N. B.,
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.
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)