(Emberiza mustelina, Gm. Linn.)
LENGTH somewhat above six inches. Bill short, yellow, and blackish at the point; crown of the head tawny; forehead chesnut; hinder part of the neck and cheeks the same, but paler; throat, sides of the neck, and space round the eyes dirty white; breast dull yellow; under parts white, in some tinged with yellow; the back and scapulars black, edged with reddish brown; quill feathers dusky, edged with white; secondaries white on the outer edges; greater coverts tipped with white, which, when the wing is closed, forms a bed upon it; upper tail coverts yellow; tail a little forked, the two outermost feathers white, the third black, tipped with white, the rest wholly black; legs short and black; hinder claws almost as long, but more bent than those of the Lark. The foregoing figure and description were taken from a bird which was caught in the high moory grounds above Shotley-Kirk, Northumberland.
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