1. Z oN O TR icH iA m a t u t i n a . G. R . Gray.
Fringilla matutina, L ic h t, Cat. 25.
----------------------- Kittl. Kupfertafeln der Vögel, pl. 23. f. 3.
Tanagra ruficollis, Spix, Av. Sp. Nov. ii. t. liii. f. 3. p. 30.
Chingólo, Azara, No. 135, Chingólo Bunting, Lath. Hiit.
I procured specimens of this species from the banks of tlie Plata, Bahia
Blanca in Northern Patagonia, and from Valparaiso in Chile : in these countries it
is perhaps the commonest bird. In the Cordillera, I have seen it at an elevation of
at least 8000 feet. It generally prefers inhabited places, but it has not attained
tlie air of domestication of the English sparrow, which bird in habits and general
appearance it represents. It does not go in flocks, although several may be frequently
seen feeding together. At Monte Video I found on the ground the nest
of this species. It contained three eggs ; these were .75 of an inch in length ;
form, rather rounded; colour, dirty white, with numerous small spots of chesnut
and blackish brown, almost confluent towards the broadest end. It was in this
nest that I found the parasitic egg, supposed to belong to a species of Molothrus,
described in my journal.*
2 . Z o n o t r i c h i a c a n i c a p i l l a . Gould.
Z . vertice cinereo ; loris regioneque parolicá obscure fu s c is: dorso collique lateribus rufis,
dorso superiori et uropygio fu s c is ; dorso medio nigrescenti fu sco , phimis singulis pal-
lido fu sco marginatis ; tectricibus alarum nigrescenti fu s c is, rufescente fu s co marginatis,
apice albis, duasfascias obliquas trans alarumformantibus.
Long. tot. 5 \ unc. ; alee, 2-|- ; caudæ, 2¿ ; tarsi, | ; rostri,
Crown of the head grey ; lores and ear-coverts dark brown ; back and sides of
the neck rufous; upper part of the back and rump brown ; centre of the back
blackish brown, each feather margined with light brown ; wing-coverts
blackish brown, margined with reddish brown, and tipped with white, forming
two oblique bands across the wing ; primaries, secondaries, and tail, dark
brown, margined with greyish brown ; throat and all the under surface
brownish grey ; and feet brown.
Habitat, Port Desire in Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego.
This species is not uncommon in Tierra del Fuego, wherever there is any open
• Journal of Researches during the Voyage of the Beagle, p. 60.