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

Chap. LIX. Pla. 269. Mountain sparrows, cock and hen; Moineaux de montagne, mâle et fémelle,   pp. 124-126


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li(h edition, p. 203: but he feems to think
it the famne with our Bunting, though, I
imagine, without any reafon ; fince Olina
has figured both the Calandra and Stril-
lozzo, which is the Bunting. The Calan-
dra is double the fize of the Bunting,; and I
am confirmed, beyond all doubt, that
thclc two Birds are dihtin5l fpecies, from
the evidence of my fenfes. I have been
informed by Dr. Ruffel, that the Calandra
is found very common in the neighbour-
hood of Aleppo.
triote, M. Willughby, a donne une tradu5ion
d'Olina, et les defcriptions de Bellonius de la
Calandre *; mais il croit que cet OQfeau eJI
le me'ne que notre Traquet, quoique fans rai-
Jon, a ce que je crois; puifque 0/ina a donne'
les figures de la Calandre, et du Strillozzo,
qui efj le Traquet.   Or je fuis convaincu
par l'e'vidence des mes fens, que ces Oifeaux
font deux efkices tres dif#7rentes.  M. RuIel,
M. D. m'a dit que la Calandre fe trouve tre's
communement dans les environs d'Alep.
* Ornithol. en Anglois, pa. zo8.
CHAP. LIX. PLA.
Mountain Sparrows,
Cock and Hen.
T H E S E Birds are drawn of their
natural bignefs, and differ very little
from the common houfe-fparrow, though
they are Birds that live in mountainous and
unfrequented places.
The upper Bird in the print, which I
fuppofe to be the cock, hath the bill like a
common -fparrow's, of a black colour: the
top and hinder part of the head is covered
with dufky red feathers: the throat is black
from the bill for an inch or more down-
ward: it hath alfo a black fpot on each fide
of the head, behind, or partly under the
eyes: the fides of the head and neck, un-
der the eyes, are white: a white ring pafles
round the hinder part of the neck: the
breaft, belly, thighs, and covert-feathers
under the tail, are alfo white, but clouded
a little with a duiky colour on the lower
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Moineaux de Montagne,
Male et Femelle.
CE S Oifeaux font d/#nes de leur gro/reur
naturelle, et ne difierent que tres peu die
Moineau dome/iique commun, quoiqu'ils n'ha-
bitent que dans des endroits montagneux et
folitaires.
L'Oifeau due haut de la planche, que je
fuppofie tre le mdae, a le bec noir, et femblable
a celui du Moineau commun: il a le fimmet
et le derriere de la taMte couverts de plumes d'un
rouge obfcur: il a la gorge noire depuis le bec
tirant en bas l'efjpace d'un bon poucec: il a
auj/i une tache noire de chaque cotei de la t~e'e,
en partie jous les yeux, et en partie par de-
la': les cote's de la tete et du cou fous les yeux
font blancs: il a un colier blanc autour du
derriere die cou: il a auqfi flomac blanc, de-
meme que le ventre, les cuie//s, et les plumes
qui couvrent le d/bus de la queue, mais un
peu ombrage de brun fur le bas ventre: kcs
269.
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