Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813. / American ornithology; or The natural history of the birds of the United States
Species 12. Sylvia chrysoptera. Golden-winged warbler, pp. -350
SPECIES 12. SYLVI9 CHRYSOPTERa. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER. [Plate XV.-Fig. 5.] EDW. 299.-Le figuier aux ailes dorees, BUFF. V, 311.-LAT1H. II, 492.-.Gret. Zool. 403. .J\o. 295. lb. XJo. 296.-Motacilla chry- soptera, TURT. Syst. i, 597.-Motacilla Jfiavifrons, Fellow- fronted Warbler, Id. 601.-Parus alis aureis, BARTRAM, P. 292.-PEALE'S Museum, XJo. 701 0.* THIS is another spring passenger through the United States to the North. This bird, as well as fig. 4, from the particular form of its bill, ought rather to be separated from the Warblers; or, along with several others of the same kind, might be ar- ranged as a sub genus, or particular family of that tribe, which might with propriety be called Worm-eaters, the Motacilla vermivora of Turton having the bill exactly of this form. The habits of these birds partake a good deal of those of the Tit- mouse; and in their language and action they very much re- semble them. All that can be said of this species is, that it ap- pears in Pennsylvania for a few days, about the last of April or beginning of May, darting actively among the young leaves and opening buds, and is rather a scarce species. The Golden-winged Warbler is five inches long, and seven broad; the crown golden yellow; the first and second row of wing coverts of the same rich yellow; the rest of the upper parts a deep ash, or dark slate colour; tail slightly forked, and, as well as the wings, edged with whitish; a black band passes * Alotacilla chrysoptera, LINiv. Syst. I, p. 333.-GmEL. Syst. X, p. 971.-Jlota- cdlia flavifrons, GMvEL. Syst. x, p. 976.-Sylvia chrysoptera, LATH. Ind. Orn. IT, p. 54l.-VIEILL, Ois. de V'.4n. Sept. pi. 97. Sylvia flavifrons, LATE, ind. Orn,. xi, p 527.
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