Oenanthe Americana Pectore Luteo.
The yellow breasted Chat.
This is about the Size of our Sky-Lark: The Bill black; the Head,
and all the Upper-part of the Back and Wings, of a brownish Green;
the Neck and Breat yellow. A white Streak reaches from the Nostrils
over the Eye; under which is also a white Spot. From the lower mandible
of the Bill runs a narrow white Line. The Belly is dusky White;
the Tail brown: The Legs and Feet are black. This Bird I never saw
in the inhabited Parts. They frequent the Upper-parts of the Country,
200 and 300 Miles distant from the Sea. THey are very shy Birds,
and hide themselves so obscurely, that after Many Hours Attempt
to shoot one, I was at last necessitated to employ an Indian,
who did it not without the utmost of his Skill. They frequent the
Banks of great Rivers; and their loud chattering Noise reverberates
from the hollow Rocks and deep Cane-Swamps. The Figure represents
the singular Manner of their Flying with their Legs extended.
Solanum triphyllon flore hexapetalo tribus petalis purpureis erectis
caeteris viridibus reflexis.
This Plant rises with a single streight Stalk, five or six Inches
high, from the Top of which, spreads forth three broad pointed Leaves,
placed triangularly, and hanging down. These Leaves have each three
Ribs, and are variegated with dark and lighter Green. From between
these Leaves shoots forth the Flower, consisting of three purple
Petals growing erect, having its Perianthium divided in Three.
They grow in shady Thickets in most parts of Carolina.