[Three Hundred Animals Contents]
IS one of the best “quiristers” of the evening hymn in the grove. His tone is loud and sweet; the melody of his song is varied, and, although not so deep in the general diapazon of the woodland concert, as that of the black bird, yet it fills up agreeably, and bursts through the inferior warblings of smaller performers. He is called also the Misle-Bird, we should suppose from his breast, which is of a yellowish white, being all over spotted with black dashes, like ermine spots. The legs are yellow, and the bill is shorter than any one of the kind. The Throstle is but a variety of the Thrush, and the best singer of the whole family. These birds lay five or six bluish eggs, with a tint of green, and marked with dusky spots. There are several species of that bird besides the abovementioned, which differ but little from the description we have given.
“- The Thrush
And Wood lark, o’er the kind, contending throng
Superior heard, run thro’ the sweetest length
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