lowish-grey, the fore neck and breast greyish-yellow. The band formed by the tips of the large wing-coverts is dull white.
Length and other dimensions nearly as in the male.
The Common Thistle.
Cnicus lanceolatus, Wild. Sp. PI. vol. iii. p. 1666. Pursh, Flora Amer. vol. ii. p. 506. Smith, Engl. Bot. vol. iii.p. 388.—Syngenesia Polygamia æqualis, Linn. Cinarocephalæ, Juss.
This well known species of Thistle, common in the temperate and colder parts of both continents, it is unnecessary to describe.