- Trochilus + -idae. (Wiktionary)
“Worldwide, there are more than 320 different species of hummers, all of which belong to the Trochilidae family.”
“To put these numbers in perspective, consider the hummingbirds (Trochilidae).”
“Evolution and history of hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae) from the Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile.”
“Most of the animals to be found in mangroves also appear elsewhere in other coastal ecosystems, and even in areas hundreds of kilometers from the coastal area, as in the case of the scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber), although some endemics have been recorded, such as the Trochilidae birds (Lepidopyga lilliae and Amazilia tzacatl) the latter being responsible for the pollination of Pelliciera in Colombia.”
“Trochilidae, with a poison-secreting spur on the upper mandible of the beak.”
“The Trochilidae, although confined to one continent, promise to exceed all other families -- even the cosmopolitan finches and warblers -- in number of species.”
“The addition of many new species to the long list would, however, be a matter of small interest, unless fresh facts concerning their habits and structure were at the same time brought to light; but we can scarcely expect that the as yet unknown species will supply any link connecting the Trochilidae with other existing families of birds.”
“America has the humming-birds (Trochilidae), and the smaller group of the sugar-birds (Caerebidae).”
“These birds, with several others of similar habits and formation, are classed separately from the _Trochilidae_, and belong to the genus _Phaethornis_.”
“Unlike the nests of the _Trochilidae_, which are saucer-shaped, it was of a long, funnel-like form, broad at the top and tapering towards the lower part.”
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