Garrulus Carolinensis: The Chatterer.
It weighs an Ounce and is rather less than a Sparrow; The Bill black;
the Mouth and Throat large. From the Nostrils runs a black Lift
to the back of its Head, like Velvet, with a Line of white on the
lower Edge, in which stand the Eyes. The rest of its Head and Neck,
brown. On its Crown is a piramidal Creft of the same Colour. The
Breast is brown; the Back and Covert-Feathers of the Wing somewhat
darker; the Belly pale, and yellow. What distinguishes this Bird
from others, are eight small red Patches at the Extremities of eight
of the smaller Wing-Feathers, of the Colour and Consistence of red
Sealing-Wax. When the Wing is clos'd, these Patches unite, and form
a large red Spot. The Tail is black, except the End, Which is yellow.
Frutex corni foliis conjugatis; floribus instar Anemones Stellatae,
petalis crassis, rigidis, colore sordide rubente; cortice aromatico.
This Shrub usually grows about eight or ten Foot high. The Leaves
are set opposite to each other. The Flowers resemble, in Form, those
of the Star-Anemony, compos'd of many stiff Copper-colour'd
Petals, enclosing a Tuft of short yellow Stamina. The Flowers
are succeded by a roundish Fruit flat at Top. The Bark is very aromatic,
and as odoriferous as Cinnamon. These Trees grow in the remote and
hilly Parts of Carolina, but no where amongst the Inhabitants.