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.

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