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

Chap. LXI. Pla. 271. The black and yellow frizled sparrow; and the Brasilian sparrow; Le moineau frisé jaune et noir; et le moineau du Brasil,   pp. 128-129


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the lower belly, and covert-feathers be-
neath the tail, are almofI white: the legs
and feet are made as in moft other fmall
Birds, and of a redditl orange colour.
The little black and red Butterfly is
found near London: the body is dufky,
the upper wings are black, having each of
them a long ftreak and two fpots of red:
the under wings are red, having their outer
borders black.
The Birds above defcribed were the
property of Mrs. Clayton: they were
drawn from the living Birds, which, I
believe, have not until now been either
figured or described: they are natives
either of Angola or the Brafils,  but I
cannot determine which, nor do I ima-
gine all the fpecies of the frizled Bird
are the fame, becaufe I have feen other
intifances of accidental frizling in forne
fpecies of Birds that are generally fmooth-
feathered.
plus clairs ?ue les autres partzei's: le bas ve-
tre cfl preJfue blanc, dememe que les plumes
qui couvrent le dj/fus de la queué': les jam-
bes et les pattes /fnt.fties comme celles de la
plufpart des autres petits Oifeaux, et d'un
orange rougeditre.
Le petit Papillon rouge et noir fe trouve
dans les environs de Londres: le corps eji
brun obfcur: les ailes fiuperieures font noires,
ayant chacune une longue raie rouge, et deux
taches de la meme couleur: les ailes infj'ri-
eures Jont rouges, ayant les bords exterieurs
borde's de noir.
Les OQfraux ci-ceiis decrits appartenoient
a Mad. Clayton.    Ye les ai defines d'apres
les fijets vitvants, et je crois que ces deux
t'/>'ces n'avoient encore ete ni deffine'es, nidi-
crites: ils font d'Angola, ou du Bre/ol; car
ne gauIrois detterminer lequel des deux
endroits e/i leur patrie: aurejie je ne crois
pas que tous les Oifeaux d'une eJfpce, ou' il
s'en trouve de frifzes, le foient dememne par-
ceque j ai 'z des exemples de fJi/ire acci-
dentelle, dans des eJPeces d'Oifeaux qui ont
generalement le plumage uni.


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