ZOOLOGY OF T IIE VOYAGE OF T IIE BEAGLE.
S y l v ic o l a a u r e o l a . Gould.
P late X X V III.
S. supra fiavescenti olivácea ; fronte cerviceque nitide Jiavis, si?igîdis plumis ad apicem
rufescenti castaneis ; occipite griseo ; alis caudâque nigrescentihis, latè fiavo-margi-
natis ; genis guttureque nitidè fiavis ; pectore concolori sed singulis plumis in medio
pallidè castaneo notatis ; ahdomine albescenti.
Long. tot. 5 unc. ; rostH, j aloe, 2-^% ; caudæ, 2 ^ ; tarsi, p j .
The nape of the neck, back and tail-coverts yellowish olive ; the wings and tail
blackish, broadly margined with yellow; the front and crown yellow, with
the tips of the feathers reddish castaneous ; the hind head grey mixed with
yellow, the clieeks and the throat bright yellow ; the breast of the same
colour, but each feather is marked down the middle with pale reddish castaneous,
the sides and middle of the abdomen whitish.
Habitat, Galapagos Archipelago. (September).
This bird is not uncommon on these islands. It has the habits of our Sylviæ.
It frequents the thickets in the lower, dry and rocky parts of the island, and
especially a peculiar bush, with thick foliage, which grows only near the sea-
C y a n o t i s o m n ic o l o r . Sivains.
Eegnlus omnicolor, Vieill. Gal. pi. 166.
Sylvia rubrigastra, Vieill.
Regulus Byroneusis, Gray, Griff. Au. King. pi.
Taclmris omnicolor, D'Orh. Sf Lafr.
Tachuris roi, Azara, No. 161.
My specimens were obtained at Maldonado in June, and therefore probably
it is not a bird of passage. It frequented reeds on the borders of a lake, but
was exceedingly rare. I likewise saw one in Northern Patagonia, and in a
collection of birds at Santiago, in Chile, made there by an inhabitant of the
place. The soles of the feet of this exquisitely beautiful little bird are bright