Belted Kingfisher, Warblers, Water Thrush

Belted Kingfisher, Warblers, Water Thrush


metal engraving/etching
By A. Wilson, engraved by A. Lawson.

text from the plate

1. Belted Kingsfisher

2. Black and Yellow Warbler

3. Blackburnian Warbler

4. Autumnal Warbler

5. Water Thrush

drawn from nature by A. Wilson

Engraved by A. Lawson


"This is a general inhabitant of the banks and shores of all our fresh water rivers from Hudson's bay to Mexico; and is the only species of its tribe found within the United States. ... Like the love-lorn swains of whom poets tell us, he delights in murmuring streams and falling waters; not however merely that they may sooth his ear, but for a gratification somewhat more substantial. Amidst the roar of the cataract, or over the foam of a torrent, he sits perched upon an overhanging bough, glancing his piercing eye in every direction below for his scaly prey, which with a sudden circular plunge he sweeps from their native element, and swallows in an instant."