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Wednesday, June 08, 2011


-- Priceless... --


A.T. Wayne's [19th century collector] Sample Price List as of July 29, 1893:

Ivory-billed Woodpecker, male and female $22.00
Mississippi Kite, price reduced 2.00
4 Carolina Paroquets, adults 15.00
1 (Carolina) Paroquets, immature 3.50
3 South Carolina Swifts @ .50 1.50
1 Scott's Sparrow 1.25
1 Red-eyed Vireo .25
1 Yellow-throated Vireo .30
1 Acadian Flycatcher .35
1 Bachman's Warbler 2.50
1 Parula Warbler, Blue Head 1.00
1 Black-poll Warbler .25
1 Worm-eating Warbler .50
4 Manau's Marsh Wrens 3.20

(from Phillip Hoose's "The Race To Save the Lord God Bird")
What does Manau's marsh wren mean?
I am not sure, but it would be a subspecies or a different color morph or something of that sort. I have never heard of it.
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