Prodicipes Minor Rostro vario: The Pied-Bill
This Bird weighs half a pound. The Eyes are large, encompassed with
a white Circle: the Throat has a black spot; a black lift crosses
the middle of the Bill; the lower mandible, next the Basis, has
a black spot: the Head and Neck, brown, particularly the Crown of
the Head and Back of the Neck is darkest: the Feathers of the Breast
are light brown, mixt with green, the Belly dusky white; the Back
and Wings are brown.
These Birds frequent fresh water-Ponds in many of the inhabited
parts of Carolina. This was a Male.