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Origin of fuscous
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The root-stock is very short, but creeping: it bears a few dark-fuscous scales, and is covered with the remains of decayed stalks.Beautiful Ferns|Daniel Cady Eaton
Head and neck fuscous brown margined with white, rest of underparts fuscous brown; back with greenish reflections.Color Key to North American Birds|Frank M. Chapman
Primaries fuscous-black, the outer ones margined with white and the inner ones white at the base.
Upper wing-coverts and secondaries fuscous-black (freshly molted feathers blacker) narrowly edged with olive-ocher.
Female in summer: Similar, but upperparts streaked all over with black, and the black wings largely replaced by fuscous.The Birds of Washington (Volume 1 of 2)|William Leon Dawson