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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history : exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc. most of which have not, till now, been either figured or described
Part II (1760)

Chap. LXX. Pla. 280. The long-tailed duck from Newfoundland; and the spur-winged plover; Le canard à longue queuë de Terre-Neuve. Et le pluvier à ailes éperonnées,   pp. 146-149


Page 146

CHAP.
P L A.
7e Long-tailed Duck from New-
foundland;
A N D
7l1e Spur-winged Plover.
T     HE Long-tailed Duck is about the
bignefs of our Wigeon. The figure
is reduced from its natural fize to bring it
into the compafs of the plate. Its princi-
pal meafures are as follows: from bill
point to the corners of the mouth a little
more than one inch and a half: the wing
when clofed is eight inches long : the legs
from the knees downwards are not quite an
inch and half: the middle toe is a little
above two inches : the middle fcathers of
the tail are near eight inches long.
The bill is black, except a red bar acrofs
the upper mandible between the noifrils
and the tip, deeply peafinated on its edges,
and Ihaped as in moR other Ducks: the
fore part and fides of the head, and the
fides of the neck, are of a light brown, in-
clining to flefh colour: the hind part of
the head and neck, the throat, and begin-
ning of the breaft, are white: it hath a
large black fpot on each fide of the head
or beginning of the neck: the back and
covert-feathers of the wings are of a gloffy
black: the greater quills, and the four
longeff, or middle feathers of the tail, are
black or dufiky : the inner quills that fall
next the back are of a dark reddifli brown
colour: the infides of the wings are wholly
of a dufky brown colour: the breaft is of
a dufky black, which colour joins itfelf in
the upper part by a ring with the black on
Le Canard 'a longue queue
Terre-neuve.
Le Pluvier 'a ailes 6peronnees.
LE    Canard a' longue queu.; eJI a peu pr ys
de la grofeur de notre Vignon.            La
grandeur naturelle en a 6te'r&duite, pour l'ac-
commoder au format de la planche. Voici les
principales dimenjions fe/on le naturel: depuis
la pointe du bec juziqu'aux angles de l'ouver-
ture, azides dA'n police et deni: 'aile etant
ftrme'e a huit pouces de long: les jambes de-
puis le genou enbas n'ont pas tiout- \-fait un
pouce et demi: l'orteil du milieu en a un peu
plus de deux: les plumes du milieu de la queue
ont plus de huit polices de longuecur.
Le bec eji noir, excepte une barre rouge,
qui en traverfi la mandibule fupe'rieure, en-
tre les nafeaux et la pointe: les bords en fJnt
dentele's profondement; quant au refle, ii e/l
fait commne la plhfbart des autres Canards:
le devant et les cotcis de la t0e, avec les c6te's du
cou /ont d'un gris tirant fur le coulcur de
chair: le derriere de la tttte et du cGU eft lanc,
dezmelne que la gorge et le commencet nt de
l'e/lomac : il a une grande tache noire ovale
fur chaque co'te de la tdte, ou fur le' ccnmence-
mient du cou: le n/ilieu du dos, et les plzin es
qui couvrent les ailes, font d'ui noir lw/ri:
les penn2es du itcuet tie laiie, et les quatrt
grandes plurmes die nilieu de la qZieui, Joint
noires, ou d'uin brun fort ovlIur: les pennes
interieures, c'e/l-d-dire cell/s d'aupre's Fiut dos,
f/0it d'unz bruw roug ea'tre Jnc: I'e ulelo lS des
/iles ci tout dfun brun c/.!J L'7: i'i'fonwc. c/I
d'zn noir terne, et cette cou/eur tournatnt cni
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