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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc
Part II (1760)

Chap. LXVIII. Pla. 278. The least water-hen; and the yellow wren; La petite poule d'eau; et le roitelet jaune,   pp. 142-144


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Bird, I find that it was fent to me in the   que/ques tnes de brunes et longuettes,
le long
month of May, and I believe it to be a       de la tige des plumes.  )le
vois par les remar-
Bird of paffage, and very rarely feen    in  ques que j'ai e'crites au bas
du dC/Pin de cette
England.                                    J'melle, que je   la refus au
mois de Mlai.
)/e crois que c'ef/ un OiJeau de pa/age, qui
fe voit trsj rarement en Angleterre.
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CHAP. LXVIII. PLA.
The Leaft Water-Hen;
A N D
The Yellow Wren.
'T~HE SE Birds were engraved on the
Tplate immediately from nature, and
are both drawn of the fize of life.
The lower Bird in the plate reprefents
the Water-Hen : the bill is black, except
the bafe of the lower part, which is reddih:
the head is wholly black: the upper fide of
the neck, the back, wings and tail, are
brown; more red on the neck, variegated
on the backand rump with tranfverfe whitilh
lines: the wings and tail-feathers are fprink-
led with round white fpots: the inner co-
verts of the wings are afh-colour tranfverfly
marked with white: the ridge of the wing
is alfo white: the infides of the quills, and
under fide of the tail, are afh-coloured : the
fore part of the neck and breaft are of a
blueifh alh or flate colour: the belly and
thighs are covered with dulky brown or
blackifh feathers tranfverfly mixed with a
whitifh afh colour: the covert-feathers un-
der the tail are white: the toes are long
as in all Moor-hens, and have narrow
La Petite Poule d'eau;
E T
Le Roitelet jaune.
CE    S    fOifeaux ont et',grav6s fiur la planche
ionme'diatemcnt d'apres natcure, et Jint tozus
deux repreJente's de gro/Rur naturelle.
L'OiQ'au infe'rieur de la planche reprefiente
la Poule d'eau: Jon bec eJi noir, excepte' la
bafe de la mandibule inferieure, qui eJt rou-
gedtre: la tete eJI toute noire: ic derriere iu
cou e/ brun au/li bien que le dos, la queuU et
les a/iles; ce brun eJf plus rouge fur le cou, et
eJI var/i fur le dos et le croupion de barres
tranfv'tr/ales blanchldtres : les ailes et les
plumes de la queue font parfemees de taches
blanches rondes: les plumes qui couvrent le
d/b/us des ailes font couleur de cendre, mar-
quees tranfuerfalement de blanc: le cote de
Paile eI azji de la meme couleur: le defous des
pennes eti couleur de cendre, auq/A bien quc le
delJous de la queue: le devant du cou et P'
mac font d'un couleur de cendre blehue-re, O2
gris d'ardoife: le ventre eji couvert, dememe
que les cuiles, de plumes d'un brun obfcjr, ou
noirdtres, mele'es tranfverf/al/ennt de conleur
de cendre blanchdtre: les plumes qui couvrent
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