Accipter Palumbarius: The Pigeon Hawk.
It weighs six ounces: the Bill at the point
black, at the basis whitish; the Iris of the
eye yellow: the Basis of the upper mandible is
cover'd with a yellow Sear: all the upper part of
the Body, Wings and Tail is brown: the interior
vanes of the quill-feathers have large red spots:
the Tail is transversly marked with four white
lines; the Throat, Breast and Belly white,
intermix'd with brown feathers; the small feathers
that cover the thighs, reach within half an inch
of the feet, and are white, with a tincture of
red, beset with long spots of brown; the Legs
and Feet yellow. It is a very swift and bold
Hawk, preying on Pigeons and wild Turkeys
while they are young.