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Winter Wren

Capt. Lewis, March 4, 1806--there are two species of the flycatch, a small redish brown species with a short tail, round body,  short neck and short pointed beak.  they have some fine black specks intermixed with the uniform redish brown.  this is the same with that which remains all winter in Virginia where it is sometimes called the wren.

Capt. Clark, March 4, 1806--There are two species of fly catch, a small redish brown with a short tail, round body, short neck, and short pointed beak, and the same as that with us sometimes called the wren. the 2d species does not remain all winter they have just returned and are of a yellowish brown colour.


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