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

Chap. LVIII. Pla. 268. The calandra; and the spotted mole; La calandre; et une taupe tachetée,   pp. 122-124


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CHAP. LVIII. PLA.z68.
The CALANDRA;
A N D
The Spotted Mole.
TC H E Bird figured on this plate is
drawn of its natural fize: it feems to
belong to the family of Larks, by its gene-
ral colour, and the length of its hinder
claws or fpurs; though the beak is thicker
than many of the Lark kind.
The bill is of a yellowifh brown colour,
and dufky along the top of the upper man-
dible: the eyes are of a dark colour: from
the upper part of the bill, through the
eye, paffes a black or dufky line, above and
beneath which line it hath fome white-
nefs: on the fides of the head, below the
eyes, are alfo fome broken blackifh lines:
at the bottom of the neck, or beginning of
the breaft, it hath a remarkable black
collar; the throat and fore part of the
neck are whitifli, mixed with light brown:
the top of the head, upper fide of the
neck, the back, wings, and tail, are of a
reddifh brown, the middle parts of the
feathers being black : the breafit below the
collar is of a light brown, fpotted with
darker brown: the belly,   thighs, and
covert-feathers under the tail, are white:
the legs, toes, and claws are of a flefh-
colour; the hinder claws are pretty long,
as in Larks: the infides of the wings, and
the under fide of the tail, incline to afh-
colour.
The Spotted Mole is figured a little lefs
than life: it being an animal fo well known,
I need fay but little of it, viz. that it is
La CALANDRE;
T T
U~ve Taupe tachete'e.
L'Oijeau repreante' danslcetteplanc         ete pa
Lddej/ine de fa groffeur naturelle: ilparoit
appartenir a la jamille des Alouettes, par fia
couleur en gene'ral, et par la longueur de fes
eh5erons ou ergots de derrie're, quoique le bec
Joit plus gros, que de bien des fortes d'Alouettes.
Le bec e/f d'un brun jaundtre; mais il c/i
objcur le long du milieu de la mdchoire fupe-
rieure: les yeux font rembrunis:     de la bafe
du defus du bec s'etend autravers des yeux,
de chaque cote', une barre ncire, pafant en
meme temps defous et def's, et bo? dee de blanc
du cote' qui e,] vers le fommet d. la te'te: il y
a auj/i aux cote's de la t/e6c, aude/7us  yeux,
de peti/es barres noirdtres interrompues: il
a fur le bas du cou, 'vers le cormmenccm7ent de
/l'omac, un colier noir tres rezarouable: la
gorge et le devant du cou efi blancliatre, me'le'
de brun clair:    le fommet de la r.c. le der-
riere du cou, le dos, les ailes et la quczui Jont
d'un brun rougedtre, le milieu des plumes
etant noir: l'eJlomac audefous du colier eji
d'un brun clair marquete de brun fince': le
yJen/re eJI blanc demerme que les cuif. es et les
plumes qui couvrent le de//us de la queué':
les jambes, les pattes, et les ergots Jont cou-
leur de chair: les eperons de derriere fint
longs, a peu pres comme cezux des Alzuge'tes:
le deffious des ailes, et le de/Fus de la queuU,
incline vers le couleur de cendre.
La Taupe tacbetee eJ/ repr cfrtec un Cit
p/us petite que le naturel; coinme c'eli un
animal tre's connu, il n'eft pas nc'eeL/aire de sy


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