Volume 3, Plate 4

Swamp sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Savannah sparrow
Fox-coloured sparrow
Loggerhead Shrike

White-throated Sparrow

"This is the largest as well as the handsomest of all our sparrows."

Loggerhead Shrike

"This species inhabits the rice plantations of Carolina and Georgia, where it is protected for its usefulness in destroying mice. It sits for hours together on the fence beside the stacks of rice, watching like a cat; and as soon as it perceives a mouse, darts on it like a hawk. It also feeds on crickets and grasshoppers. Its note in March resembles the clear creaking of a signboard in windy weather."