Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813. / American ornithology; or The natural history of the birds of the United States
Species 8. Tringa interpres. Turn-stone, pp. -148
148s TURN-STONE. milion, or red lead; hind toe standing inwards, and all of them edged with a thick warty membrane. The male and female are alike variable; and when in perfect plumage nearly resemble each other. Bewick, in his History of British Birds, has figured and de- scribed what he considers to be two species of Turn-stone; one of which, he says, is chiefly confined to the southern, and the other to the northern parts of Great Britain. The difference, however, between these two appears to be no greater than com- monly occurs among individuals of the same flock, and evident- ly of the same species, in this country. As several years pro- bably elapse before these birds arrive at their complete state of plumage', many varieties must necessarily appear, according to the different ages of the individuals.
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