Birds of Nebraska: Newspaper Accounts, 1854-1923

1897. Osprey 1: 138.


Remarks on Prof. Kumlien's Correction.

  • To the Editor of The Osprey:

Referring to Prof. Kumlien's article, "A Correction of a Frequent Misstatement," in the May Osprey, I desire to say that I have found the Yellow-headed Black-bird nesting in wild rice (or water oats) in Cut-off Lake, near this city; in Big Lake, Pottowatomia County, Iowa; and in the sandhill (alkali) Lakes of Cherry County, Nebraska, and Lugenbeel County, South Dakota. In the latter locality this species nests in immense numbers and almost exclusively in the wild rice.

  • Isador S.Trostler,
  • Omaha, Neb., June 2, 1897.