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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


Page 131

( '3' )
as in mofi fmall Birds. I have omitted in
many of my descriptions giving the colour
of the eyes where they appear black or dark-
coloured, but have always mentioned it
where any uncommon colour appeared.
The hinder part of the head and neck, and
the back, are of a yellowiflh green colour:
the tail, and its covert-feathers on the upper
fide, are of a bright red, and afh-coloured
beneath: the wings are of a greenifli co-
lour, tinatured with red, and more firongly
fo on the leffer covert-feathers: the greater
quills are dufky or black: the breaft from
ano live green becomes white on the belly,
and fo on to the covert-feathers beneath the
tail: the whole under fide is variegated
with broken dufky tranfverfe lines: the legs
and feet are of a lightiflh brown. This Bird
is called by the Portuguefe the Maracaxao.
Thefe Birds were the property of Mrs.
Clayton.  The firft of them, I believe,
hath never before now been figured or de-
fcribed. The Gold-finch I have figured,
&c. in my Hiflory of Birds, page I28;
but as that was from a dead Bird, and this
from a living healthy Bird, I think I have
made an improvement in this fecond draw-
ing. The fmall Brown Moth, variegated
with dufky lines or fpots, is drawn after
nature: it is found in the fields near Lon-
don, and is thrown into the plate merely
by way of decoration.
ou nrir, comiwe das Ia plu/part des aur 's-
petits O iai.'x. J''ai 110//ligT, dans pluJIeurs
de mes dejiriptuios, de    '     ./Gta 6zlieur d
yeux, quand ils etvJieni noir:, Owl d'i,ne cou/e(Lr
objcure; mais jen ai toujours jfait men-
tion, lorfqu'ils fi font trouve's d'une couleur
extraordinaire: le derriere de la t~te et du
con, et le dos font d'un vert jaundtre:     la
queuOi et Lks plunmes qui en couvrent le defis
font d'un rouge vif: celles de di/bus font d'un
gris de cendre: les ailes font d'une couleur
verddtre, rehau/e'e d'une nulance de rouge,
qui ef piusjfrte fir Ics petites couvertu7cs des
a/les, que Jiur les grandes: les gran/es pclives
font obfcures oil noires: 'ePf/omac ei d'un  crt
olive, qui degLcItire en blanc, fir Ie ventre, ct
jufquejur les plunies, qzi convrent le deffous de
la queue: tout le de.ß/us de /'Oyhau aej? marquete
de barres /nterrompueis, on longues t acb es
brunes : les jamnies et f's pattes Jbnt gri/es.
LesPortugais aNpellenit cet Qfrau Maracaxao.
Ces OtJaux appartenoient a Alad. Clayitin.
Le premier, a' ce que je crois, n'avoit ii'cor-
ete' ni dyi//iz ni decrit.  fai doznue' la /ugnre
du Chardonneret dans mon Ihj//oire Nature/fA
des Oieaux, pa. 128 ; ma/s cwme c'to;
d'apres un fujet mort, et que j'ai (jIt e'chluil
ci d'apres l'Of'eau vivant et pA in de fiant'
'ai lieu de croire que j'ai perfjclicJnnc cc nou-
veau defyen.   Le petit Papion brun, qari
de lignes ou taches noirdtres, ef  ' dfiinc d'apre
nature: i/ fe trouve dans la caniagne IL's
environs de Londres: je l'ai in/eire dans crtte
pplanehe, uniquement tar vo)e de c'AcoratiGon


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