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

Chap. LXII. Pla. 272. The collared finch; and the green gold-finch; Le pinson à collier; et le chardonneret vert,   pp. 130-131


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C H A P. LXII. P LA.
The Collared Finch;
A N D
The Green Gold-finch.
T H E SE were both drawn of their
T    natural bignefs from the living Birds.
The Collared Finch is the upper figure
in the print: it hath a pretty firong black
bill: the head is alfo black, except a fpace
round the eyes and bafe of the bill, which
is white: the throat is alfo white : a
whitifh line paffes from the throat all round
the neck, and forms a collar; below the
white collar, it hath on the lower part
of the neck before a black bar, which
more than half encompaffes the neck:
the back and tail are of a dark alh-coloured
brown: the covert-feathers of the tail
are a little lighter: the wing-feathers are
black in their middles, and their borders
are of a bright reddilh brown: the greater
quills are black : the breaft, belly, thighs,
and covert-feathers under the tail, are
white, clouded or iliaded with a faint orange
colour: the legs and feet are made as in
moft other fmall Birds, and are of a dufky
colour. This Bird is called by the Portu-
guefe Colheirinho.
The Green Gold-finch is the lower
bird in the print: it hath a bill much like
our Gold-finch, of a lively reddili fleidh-
colour, encompaffed with bright red or
fcarlet feathers, which take up the fore-
part of the head, and pafs a little behind
the eyes: it hatha little bare fpace of 1ki
of a blue afh-colour paffing from the bill
Lo rht eye: the eye appears dark, or black,
Le Pinfon a Collier;
E T
Le Chardonneret vert.
C   E S Ofeauxfont fous deux de//ines de leur
grandeur naturelle, et d'apres des fujets
vivants.
Le Pinfon a collier eji reprefente par la
fgure fuperieure de la planche: il a le bec
noir et ajjez fort; la tete ej noire azj, ex-
cepte' la bafe du bec et le tour des yeux, qui eji
blanc: il a auj/i la gorge blancbe, de la-
quelle une barre blanchttre s'etend autour dfie
cou, et lui fait un collier: aud/ous de ce
collier blanc, fur le devant et au bas du cou,
ily a u2e barre noire qui en entoure plus de la
moitie: le dos et la queue font d'un couleur de
cendre fonce': les plumes qui couvrent la
queue jbnt un peu plus claires Ites plumes
des ailes font noires au milieu, et leurs bords
font d'un brun rougeitrec lattant: les grandes
pennes font noires: i'ejiomac, le ventre, les
cui/ls, et les plumes qui couvrent le de/ous
de la queue fJnt blanches, ombragecs, ozu
nue'es d'orange p/le : il a les jambes et les
pattes fJites comme ln philpart des autres
petits Oijaux; elles font d'une couleur ob-
f7ture.   Les   Portugais  appt'llent celui- ci
Colheirinho.
Le Chardonneret vert g9 repref nte' par
la ßgure in/fe'rlere de l'crzpreinte: il a le bec
ajTz fimblable a' celui de notre Uhardonneret,
d'un couleur de chair rougeatre vif; entoure'
de plumes d'An rozi. vif; ou e'car/aze, qui
occupent le devant a/e la tete, et s'etcndent Un
peu au deld des yeux: il a depuis ie bec juf-
qu'aux yeux un petit efpace de peau nuU,
d'un gris dtJer 3leudire: I'ocil paroit brun
272.


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