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

Chap. XCII. Pla. 302. The little blue-grey fly-catchers, cock and hen; Petites moucheroles gris de fer, mâle et fémelle,   pp. 194-195


Page 195

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wings are whitifh, the quills within-fide
afi-coloured,  the edges of their inner
wubs being light or whitifh. The two
outermoft feathers on each fide of the tail
are white; the third on each fide hath
only a white tip. The whole under fide,
from bill to tail, is white: the legs and
feet are black.
The Hen, which is the lower figure
on the plate, differs from the Cock in
wantina the black mark over the eye,
in having the upper fide of the tail of the
farne afli-colour as the wings, and in hav-
ing the borders of the quill-feathers next
the back darker than in the Cock: in all
other refpeds they are alike.
Thefe birds, with their neffs, I received
from my obliging friend Mr. William
Bartram; who fays, that they arrive in
Penfilvania in March from the fouth-
ward, and in April begin to build their
nefis, of the hulks from buds of trees,
the down of plants, &c. The outer coat
is a flat greyiflh mcfs, which they gather
from the rocks, and the inner lining horfe-
hair. They contin lle with them all the
fummer, and difappear at the approach
of winter. The fubjed1s of this plate
I take to be new, as I cannot difcover
any figures or defcriptions agreeing with
them.
blanc,1id'rcs: les pennes font couA 'Cvr C't, cendre
en de/lius, et 1es bords de leurs barbes intri-
eures font clairs, oui blanchatres. Les deusx
plumes exfe'rieures de chaque cote' de la queue
Jbnt blanches; la troi/ieme de cbaque c6te' n'eJl
blanche qu'd la pointe.   Tout le def/ous de
l'oieau, depuis le bec jufqu'a la queue, e/l
blanc: les jambes et les pattes font noires.
La Fe'melle, qui eJ1 reprefentéee par la
Agure inf'rieure de la planclhe, diffre dus
Male en ce qu'elle n'a point de barre noire
fur les yeux, en ce qu'elle a le de'fus de la
queue de la minme couleur cendrie que les
ailes, et en ayant les bords des pemies pres
du dos plus fonce's que le PIdle: ces deux
cifeaux font a' tout autre e'gard par> zitewncn.,
r~efemblants.
Je les ai refus, avec leucr rzid, de mon obli-
geant ami M. Guil. Bartranm, qui dlit qu'ils
arrivent de devers le fizd en Pen/ilvanie aut
mois de Mars, et ou'en Avril i/s ccmmen-
ceent a' bdtir leurs nidls, de la couvuerture des
bourgeons des arbres, du duvet des plantes,
&c.    Le debors di nid ti/ fait d'ure mozylf
platte  grifi're, qu'i/s  rama/fent parmi l's
rochers; le dedans /ji double de cnn de cheval.
Ils demeurent en Penf/lvanie durant tout l'ete',
et dif aroif7ent aux approches de l'kiver.  le.
crois qle les fcets de cette planche font tout-
a-fait nou'veaux, n'ayan't pfc trouver Juf~u',r
prefenit niJgures ni djcriptions, quiy ry/o-
dent.


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