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Pintado - Land-Fowl

Pintado – LAND-FOWL.

Besides all these Birds, which have their subsistence out of
The Sea, Rivers and Ponds, there are in these Islandsa-
bundance of Partridges, Turtles Ravens and Wood quists
which make a strange noise in the Woods : There are also
three sorts of Hens; some, ordinary Hens such as are in these
parts ; others,like Turkies; others, kind of Pheasants, which
are called Pintadoes, because they are as it were painted with
colours, and have about them small points like so many eyes
on a dark ground-work.