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

Chap. XC. Pla. 300. The black-throated green fly-catcher, and the black and white creeper; La moucherole verte à gorge noire, et le grimpereau noir et blanc,   pp. 190-192 ff.


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coverts beneath the tail, is white, fpotted
on the breaft and fides of the belly with
black: the tail is black, the edges of the
feathers grey; its underfide is afh-coloured,
and the inner webs of the outer feathers
hlave white fpots.
Mr. William Bartram, from whom I
received thefe Birds, fays, that the Green
Fly-catclhers are feen paffing through the
province of Penfilvania to the northward
only for a few days in the month of April,
and in their courfe feed on infeds. The
Black and White Creeper arrives there alfo
in April, and abides with them all the
fummer, where he fuppofes they breed:
they feed on Flies, Spiders, Caterpillars, &c.
and retire fouthward at the approach of
winter. Thefe two rare and beautiful
birds (which I believe to be non-defcripts)
were altogether unknown to me, till I had
the pleafure of receiving them from Mr.
Bartram; who obliged me at one time
with fourteen American birds, moftly non-
defcripts, with fiome Ihort accounts and
obfervations concerning them, in a letter
dated Penfilvania, June I756. All which
birds are figured in this Second Part of
my Gleanings, &C.
qu'aux couverures du d/fous de la queue',
eJI blanc, marquete de noir fur l'eJlomacb
et fur les cote's du ventre: la queue eJfl noire,
les bords des plumes en font gris de fer; le
deJ/ous en eJI couleur de cendre, et les barbes
interieures des plumes exte'rieures ont des
taches blanches.
M. Guil. Bartram, de qui j'ai refu ces
oifeaux, dit que les Moucheroles Fertes ne fe
voient que durant quelques jours au mois
d'Avril, traverJtnt la province de Penfl-
vanie, allant vers le nord, et que chemin
faifant, elles fe nouri/jent d'injdles. Le
Grimpereau Noir et Blanc y arrive auj/i
en Avril, et y pa~fe tout lete6: il fuppofe
qu'ils y font leurs petits.   Is vivent de
Mouches, d'Aragne'es, de Chenilles, &c. et ils
fe retirent vers le Jud aux approches de l'hi-
ver. Ces deux rares et magnifiques oifeaux,
que je crois n'avoir point encore e'te' decrits,
m'e'toient  entierement inconnus avant que
j'euJ' le pla/iir de les recevoir de M. Guil.
Bartram, qui m'a Jfit prefent tout a' une
Jfis de quattorze oiJeaux Ameriquains, dont la
plus part n'avoient point encore 'te' de'crits,
avec de courtes defcriptions et remarques re-
latives a ces me'mes ofteaux, dans une lettre
datee de Penfilvanie, en )Jin 1756. T9ous
ce's otf aux font reprdefntes dans cette Seconde
Partie tie mes Glanures, &c.


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