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

Chap. XCV. Pla. 305. The worm-eater, and the goat-beetle; Le mangeur de vers, et le scarabée chevre,   pp. 200-202


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CH AP.
XCV.
The Worm-eater, and the
Goat-Beetle.
TH     E figures on the plate were drawn
Tand engraved immediately from na-
ture, of the fize of life. The bird feems
to be of a kind between the flender-billed
birds and the thick-billed granivorous
tribe, its beak being thicker than the firfIt,
and more flender lthan the latter.
The Worm-eater's bill is pretty fliarp-
pointed, dufky on its upper fide, and flefh-
coloured beneath: from the corner of
the mouth through the eye paffes a
narrow black line; juff above the eye is
a line of a yellowilh colour, and above
thF~t an arch of black: the remainder of
the head, throat, and breaft are of a
reddifli-yellow colour, which gradually
becomes whitifl, and continues fo to the
tinder fide of the tail: the whole upper
fide, back, wings, and tail are of a dark
olive-green colour: the inner coverts of
the wings are of a yellowifh-white,; the
iilides of the quills, and the under-fide
of th-e tail, are afih-coloured: the legs
and feet are of a flefh-colour.
Thne form  of the GOAT-BEETLE
wvill be left undler~food by  the print:
ir is of a cuiky brown colour, and takes
itS nonle fromn its long jointed horns,
hlljch tend backwarid hle thofe of a Goat.
ThIs Beet e was foutnd by a Cooper in
P L A.
305.
Le Mangeur de Vers, et le
Scarabee Chevre.
L    ES figures de cette planchee Jont def-
fine'es et grave'es immediatement d'apre's
les jieAi metnes, et de grandeur naturelle.
L'oiCfau paroit itre d'une claJ/e entre les
oifeaux a' bec mince, et l'eJpe'ce a gros bec, qui
Je nourrit de grains, Jon bec etant plus gras
que celui des premiers, et plus mince que celui
des derniers.
Le bec du Mangeur de Vers efl I"e's
pointu, obfcur fur le defius, et couleur de
chair par defous: il papf   du coin de l'ou-
verture du bec autravers de l'ail une barre
noire etroite; et il y a prtcifement aude/ius
de P'aueil une ligne jaundtre, audejis de la
quelle eIf une barre noire en for-me d'arc:
le refi de la ti~te, arvec la gorge et /e'lomach,
e// d'un jaune roug~eatre, qui devient gra-
duellement blanchdtre, et qui continue ainJz
ju/qu'au def//us de la queuY : tout le defis
de /'ozfeau, c'eji-ad-dire le dos, les ailes, et
la gqueu, eJI d'un vert olive fnce': les
couvertures du   dejous des ailes font d'un
blans jawauitre: le de//ous des pennes et de
la queue elI cauleur de cendre: les jambes
*et A's pattes fint couleur de chair.
Le Jorme du S CARABEE-CHEVR E
fie comprendra iniiux   par le moyen de la
planthe, que par une defcriltion: il cfl d'un
brzn ob/cur, et il tire Jon norn de Jes deux
lngues cornes a' jointures, retrozjees en de-
dans cornine celles d'une Gh.evre. Ce Scarabe'e a
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