Muscicapa Fusca: The little brown Fly-catcher.
Weighs nine Penny-weight. The Bill is very broad and flat; the upper
Mandible black; the lower yellow. All the Upper-part of the Body
of a dark Ash-Colour. The Wings are brown, with some of the Feathers
edged with White: All the Under-part of the Body dusky white, with
a Tincture of yellow: The Legs and Feet black.
Muscicapa Oculis Rubris: The red-ey'd Fly-catcher.
Weighs ten Penny-weight and an half. The Bill Lead-Colour: The
Iris of the Eyes red. From the Bill, over the Eyes, runs a dusky
white Line, border'd above with a black Line. The Crown of the Head
is gray. The Rest of the Upper-part of the Body is green. The Neck,
Breast and Belly white; the Legs and Feet black. Both these breed
in Carolina, and retire Southward in Winter.
This Shrub has a slender Stem, and grows usually about eight or
ten Feet high. Its Leaves are in Shape like those of a Pear, growing
alternately on Foot-stalks of an Inch long; from between which proceeds
small whitish Flowers, consisting of five Petals; in the Middle
of which shoot forth many tall Stamina, headed with yellow
Apices. The Roots of this Plant are made Use of in Decoctions,
and are esteemed a good Stomachic and Cleanser of the Blood. The
Fruit I have not seen. This Plant grows in moist and shady Woods,
in the lower Parts of Carolina.