Parus Fringillaris: The Finch-Creeper.
It Weighs five Penny-weight. The upper Mandible of the Bill is brown.
The Under, yellow. The Head blue. It hath a white Spot over, and
another under each Eye. The Upper-part of the Back is of a yellowish
green. The Rest of the Upper-part of the Body, Wings, and Tail,
of a dusky blue; the scapular Feathers having some white Spots.
The Throat is yellow. The Breast, of a deeper yellow, divided by
a dark blue Lift. The Belly white. Near the Breast some Feathers
are stain'd with red. The Feet are dusky yellow. The Feathers of
the Hen are black and brown. These Birds creep about the Trunks
of large Trees; and feed on Insects, which they gather from the
Crevices of the Bark. They remain the winter in Carolina.
Frutex, Padi foliis non serratis, floribus monopetalis albis,
campani-formibus, fructu crasso tetragano.
The Trunc of this Shrub is slender. Sometimes two or three Stems
rise from the same Root to the Height usually of ten Feet. The Leaves
are in Shape like Those of a Pear. In February and March,
come white Flowers, in Form of a Bell, hanging usually two and three
together, on Inch-long Foot Stalks, from the Sides of the Branches.
From the Middle of the Flower shoot forth four Stamina, with
a Stylus extending half an Inch beyond them, of a reddish
Colour. These Flowers are succeeded by oblong quadrangular Seed-Vessels,
pointed at the Ends.