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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / A natural history of birds. Most of which have not been figur'd or describ'd, and others very little known from obscure or too brief descriptions without figures, or from figures very ill design'd.
[Part I] (1743)

The grey redstart,   pp. [Plate] 29-29


Page 29

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The   GR EY      REDSTART.
TV H E Figure here gives you the natural Size of the Bird; it is near
X      the Size and Shape of the common Redj?art; the Bill is {lender,
firaight, of a moderate Length, and dark brown Colour; the Forehead,
for a little Space above the Bill, and the Sides of the Head and Throat are
black; on the fore-part of the Head behind the Black, is a narrow Space
of White, which extends itfelf backward above the Eyes on each Side;
the Top of the Head, Neck, Back, Breaft and Covert-feathers of the
Wings, are of a bluifh Grey or Afh-colour; the Quill-feathers are a
little more inclining to Brown ; the outer Webs of the middlemoft
Quills are White, except juft at the Tips, which Whitenefs forms a
longith white Spot on the Wing when the Feathers are clofed; the Rump
and Covert-feathers of the Tail, both above and beneath, are of a bright
Orange-colour ; the two middle Feathers of the Tail are Brown, the
Feathers next them Orange-colour, having fmall brown Tips ; the outer-
moft Feathers on each Side wholly Orange-colour ; the lower Belly and
Thighs of a white Colour; the Legs, Feet and Claws of a dusky or
browniith Colour.
I had this Bird of Mr. :atesb' ; it was fent to him from Gi.>raltar
in Old Ypaiil.  I believe this Bird hath net yet been figur'd or defcrib'd.
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