LENGTH scarcely four inches and a quarter. The upper plumage is of a deeper brown than that of the last, and with less of the olive tinge; the streak above the eye, the chin, throat, and fore part of the neck are of a duller cast; the legs and toes of a much darker brown; and its very feeble song is also quite different.
While the preceding sheet was at press, we were favoured with specimens of every known species of this family, by John Clavering Wood, Esq. of Marsh Hall, Salop; but this now described was so disheveled in plumage, from being sent so great a distance, that a figure could not be taken. We have now, however, been enabled distinctly to ascertain that the Trochilus Minor is a different bird from the Chiff Chaff of White.
This bird, as well as its three preceding congeners, and the Passerine Warbler, are very slightly notched at the tip of the bill.
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