(Le Figuier brun et jaune, Buff.)
THIS is next in size. The plumage of the upper parts is darker than that of the last, and of an olive green; the wings are brown, with dull yellow edges; under parts whitish, pretty deeply tinged with yellow on the throat, breast, and thighs: the bill is brown, inside yellow; over each eye a light yellow line extends from the bill to the back part of the head: the legs are yellow brown. These birds vary in the shadings of their plumage.
The Willow Wren frequents hedges and shrubberies; its food consists of insects, in search of which it is continually running up and down small branches of trees. Its nest is placed on the ground, commonly on the side or edge of a brae; it is composed of a great quantity of moss and dried grass, lined with long coarse hair and feathers: it lays six white eggs, beautifully spotted with red.
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