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

Chap. LX. Pla. 270. The long-tailed sparrow; and the dusky linnet; Le moineau à longue queuë; et la linotte brune,   pp. 126-127


Page 126

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the Reed Sparrow, described by Wil- ce qu'il appelle le Moineau de montagne
, qui
lughby, page 269, which I have alfo      eyi le Moineau rouge decrit par
Willugbby t,
discovered  to be an American, having    quej'ai de'couvert etre aulf Ameriquain,puif-
received it from Hudfon's Bay.           que j'en ai refu de la Baye de Hudfon.
* Alb. Tom. III. p. 62.
f Pa. 26g.
CHAP. LX. PLA. 270.
7he Long-tailed Sparrow;
A N D
lhe Dufky Linnet.
T   HE S E Birds are reprefented of their
Tnatural fize.
The Long-tailed Sparrow hath the bill
of a bright red colour, and fhorter than a
common Sparrow's bill: the top of the
head, hinder part of the neck, back, rump,
and wings, are of a bright brown, inclin-
ing to orange; the middle part of the fea-
thers is black: the breafI is  of the
fame colour, but paler, and without black
fpots, down its middle: the fides of the
head, the leffer covert-feathers of the
wings, the belly, thighs, and covert-fea-
thers under the tail, are white: the fiborter
feathers of the tail are dufky, with a little
brown on their outer webs, and white fpots
on their inner webs ; over thefe feathers
there fall four other feathers of a very great
length, in proportion to the fize of the
Bird; the two middle ones are about an
inch longer than the two fide ones; thefe
four long feathers are of a deep black co-
lour: the legs and feet are of a flefh co-
lour: the long feathers of the tail grow
again very foon after they have moulted,
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Le Moineau 'a longue queue;
E T
La Linotte brune.
C   E S Oifeaux jont reprefente's de leur grof-
Jeur naturelle.
Le Moineau a' longue queuz a le bec Aun
rouge vif, et plus court que le bec du Moineau
commun: le Jommet de la tete, le derrie're du
cou, le dos, le croupion, et les ailes font d'un
brun vif tirant fur l'orange, excepte que le
milieu des plumes ef noir: l'tflomac eJ dle
mime brun orange', mais plus pd/e et farns
taches noires, les plumes n'en ayant point Jixr
le milieu: les cdtc's de la tete, les petites
plumes de coliverture fur les ailes, le ventre,
les cur/ks et les couvertures du deffous de la
queue font blanches: les plumes courtes de la
queue Jont d'un brun ob/cur, ayant leurs bar-
bes exterieures bordees d'un peu de clair, et
des marques blanches fur les barbes interieures;
fur ces plumes en tombent quatre autres d'une
longueur jurprenante, 'proportiOn de la grof-
feur de l'Oifeau, les deux du milieu des quelles
font d'environ unpouce plus longues, que les deux
des cdte's: ces quatre plumes font d'un noir
tre's fonce': les jambes et les pattes font cou-
leur de chair: les longues plumes de la queue
reviennent tres v'e, apres Ftre tombe'es par la


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