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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a white spot; sides of face
and sides of neck and chin whitish, with a slight rufescent tinge,
streaked with minute spots of dusky brown; lower throat and under
surface of tody deep chestnut, streaked on the throat and fore-neck
and barred on the rest of the under surface with dusky blackish;
under tailcoverts broadly barred with rufous and black and tipped
with white; axillaries and under wing-coverts slaty blackish, the
outer coverts with broad white edgings; quills dusky below, with a
little white at the base of the inner web: "bill greyish yellow,
dark 'brown along the ridge of the upper mandible, and blackish
towards the tips of both; feet light greyish blue; iris brown" (J.
J. Audubon). Total length 14 inches, culmen 3-3, wing 81, tail 2-9r
tarsus 2-2. Adult female in breeding-plumage. Similar to the male,
hut never so fully assuming the red plumage. Total length 14
inches, culmen 3-7, wing 8-7, tail 2-9, tarsus 2-5. Adult in winter
plumage. Ashy brown with dusky shaft-lines to the feathers; rump
darker and more of a dusky blackish; upper tail-coverts white with
black tips; tail black, white at base; wingcoverts ashy brown with
whitish edges, broader on the greater series, the lesser coverts
darker brown; quills as in the summer plumage, the innermost
secondaries ashy brown like the back; crown of head uniform ashy
brown, tho hind-neck slightly fulvescent; lores and feathers in
front of the eye dusky brown, surmounted by a broad streak of dull
white; Bides of face and sides of neck ashy grey, whiter below the
eye; throat and under surface of body white, the lower throat,
fore-neck, and chest ashy grey, with whitish edges to the feathers;
axillaries and under wing-coverts blackish, the latter edged with
|Country of origin:
British Museum Dept of Zoology
||246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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