| Author||K.H. Voous Jr.|
|Title||Two new Bird-records from Surinam (Dutch Guyana)|
|Abstract||Falco peregrinus anatum Bonaparte Adult (evidently ♀), Surinam.|
Wing 363, tail 170, tarsus 53, culmen from cere 24 mm.
Together with other Surinam bird-skins, the specimen was sent to Harlem (Holland) in 1899 for exhibition at the "Koloniale Westindische Tentoonstelling". It is now in the collection of the Colonial Institution at Amsterdam.
The North-American Peregrine Falcon has not yet been recorded from all three Guyanas: Chubb (1916) does not mention it from the British Colony, nor the brothers Penard (1908) from Surinam, nor Von Berlepsch (1908) from Cayenne. As the bird has been recorded several times from Trinidad (off the coast of Venezuela) (cf. Roberts, 1934) and a juvenile specimen from Brazil is preserved in the Zoological Museum at Berlin (Kleinschmidt, 1927, p. 112: "Amazonasmundung"), occasional migratoryrecords do not come unexpected. Besides, Von Berlepsch lists the Peregrine Falcon among the Falconidae that are "not yet recorded from Cayenne", but are "likely to be found there" (p. 289).
The North-American Peregrine Falcon has a wide-spread winter-range and is recorded from several other localities in South-America (Ecuador, Matto Grosso; Chile?), but usually does not go farther south than Panama.
Catoptrophorus semipalmatus inornatus (Brewster) In a relatively large collection of old stuffed birds, made in the Dutch Colony of Surinam, and received at Amsterdam in 1859, there are three specimens of the Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus (Gm.)). All three birds are in winterdress. One of these birds shows remarkably large
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