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

Chap. LXIV. Pla. 274. The American gold-finch, cock and hen; Le chardonneret Ameriquain, mâle et femélle,   pp. 133-135


Page 133

( '133 )
their native woods. I have already defcribed
the cock Bird, which was from one fhot
in Carolina, and fent hither dry : that de-
fcription differs from this a little, (fiee my
Hiftory of Birds, page I30.) Great num-
bers of thefe Birds are brought from North
America to London, and preiented or fold to
the curious. They will live fome years with
us, if taken proper care of: I have kept
one of them alive two or three years. The
cock has a foft note with little variety.
The cocks and hens are fome years before
they arrive at their perfeat colouring, they
being for a year or two as plain-coloured as
a hen Sparrow, and not diftinguithable from
each other.
beaute' qu'ils ont dans les bois oz' il nazfient.
_7ai de/d de'crit le male d'apres un fijet d~fe'-
c/e', qui avoit ete' ue' en Caroline, et envoye
ici. Ceote premiere defcrirption dif/2re un pe
de cele- ci '.  On   apporte beaucoup   de ces
Oifeaux de l'AmeriqzueJfptentrioniale  Londres,
ou izls Jre venel'ut, ouf/ donnent en prefent aztx
chrieux. Ils pouvent vivre quell7ues anne'es cht z
nGS, /f Pon en proed/es foins necefa2ires. /'cfn
ai gardi uZ ?izoimeme dezix ou trois ans.   Le
zfaile a zn chant jort doux, avec quel/ue va-
riete'. I/fe paq/e quelques annees avant que
les coulcurs, tant di, indle que de lafe'melle,
foient parvenut;s a' leur perftJ-liG : ils Jont,
pendant un an ou deux, d'ane couleur aufi/mple
qu'un Moineau f'nmelle conzmun, et ii n'ef pas
p/gible de les di/linguer l'un de l'antre.
* Xri mon Hill. Nat. pa. 130.
CHAP. LXIV. PLA.
274.
The American Gold-finch,  Le ChardonneretA meriquain,
Cock and Hen.             Male et Femelle.
T   IIESE Birds are both drawn of their
natural bignefs, and were etched on
the plate immediately from life.
The upper Bird, which is the cock, has
a bill much like that of our Gold-finch in
fihape, and alfo in being of a light flefh co-
lour: the eyes are of a dark hazel colour:
the forehead is covered with black feathers;
the reft of the head, neck, breaft, and
back, is covered with bright yellow fea-
thers: the thighs, lower belly, and covert-
feathers both above and beneath the tail are
CE S deux OiQfaux fiont define's de leur
gro/frur nature/le: ils ont ete grave's fur
la planche immediatement d'aprcs les fijets
Vivants.
L'Oifeau d'enhaut, qui ef le maile, a le /ee
firt approchant de celid de notre Cl/Jzrdmnne-
ret, non?!pu/cinz't par  la figu-e, wais au/i
parcequ'il eof dem bne, d'un coulelir de chair
pile: les yeux fint noifotte JG6nce: le devant
de la tete e/i- rev tu de pl/oies noires : ? re/le
de la tete, le cou, l'o//omac, et le dos font cou-
'oorts de t/aies d'unjaune e'clattant : les ciu/f-
fes, le bas ventre, et les plnies qui couvreut
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