Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857 / American ornithology, or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson : with figures drawn, engraved, and coloured, from nature
Zenaida dove. Columba zenaida. Plate XVII. Fig. 2, pp. 23-26 ff.
ZENAIDA DOVE. 25 puil of 4he eye large, and the eye itself fula giving the whole bid a mid and] pjagng expression: the naked orlits ade of W bluish gay.< The whole plumage abov is yellowihshy'4-brdwn, singed With vinaceous oi the crown, and paler on the sides of the head and neck; ulider the ears is a small bright rich a4deep iolaceu spts rivalfling the amethyst in splendonr and above tis.8a 1similar smallerl one, not very distinguisable :- the sides of th ce bend of the wing exhibit splendid golden lares rflections sigtly passing intq greeni in different, <. e~ se .1 re sts lights:f. the scapulars are spotted with black, the spots bing large and roundish, the exterior wing-coverts, spurious wing and qulathers are blackish; the primaries are edged with wite externa~ly and with the exception of the zoter ones, at tip also; the secondairies are broadly terminated with white. The chin is yellwishwhite the whole inferior surface is b ight vinaeouss, paler oni the throat, and gradually passiig into richei on the bell; th ffeilanks and under wing-coverts are delicate lilac, anid the under tailcoverfts are mixed with the same colour, sdm of the longest being entirely lilac, which is also fund at the base o mage on th rb and rump. The wings are six inches'a ani iwa iiiter iong, reaching'within one inch f the tipof the tail: the primaries are entire on both vanes, the fierst is longer than the ffurthfthe second longest, thoug scarcely longer than t third. The tail isfour. and a hilf inches Ion'g, cmposed o twelve broadll, rondfnlled fthers, extending but one hey'on44Shir cwoverts: it is nearly even, and f t o ofth y with &abroad biack band at twothirds o its length, obsolete n the two middle feathers, (which are of the colour of 5th body) purer on the three exterior; the lateral feathers are pearl-gry for alf: inch towards the tip, the ou;te plume being mre6e of hat clr on the J outer vane adl the tail-fathfers are lash on the ifWror surface to w*thin three quarters of an inch of teir VOL. UI.-G
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