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“You, who think my similes are overdone, search out in the nearest museum the dustiest of purple-throated cotingas, -- _Cotinga cayana, _ -- and then, instead, berate me for inadequacy.”
“On entering the forests the blue and green, the smallest brown, no bigger than the humble bee, with two long feathers in the tail, and the little forked-tail purple-throated humming-birds glitter before you in ever-changing attitudes.”
“On entering the forests, on the rising land in the interior, the blue and green, the smallest brown, no bigger than the humble-bee, with two long feathers in the tail, and the little forked-tail purple-throated humming - birds, glitter before you in ever-changing attitudes.”
“The purple-throated cotinga has black wings and tail, and every other part”
“Scientists recently discovered that it is in the best interest of male purple-throated caribs to defend and maintain a territory with a high density of nectar-producing flowers.”
“This close correspondence between the physical traits of the two different heliconia flowers and the bill morphology of each sex of purple-throated carib strongly suggests that the process of coevolution (the evolution of two or more species that interact closely with one another, with each species adapting to changes in the other) is the cause of this fit between the birds and the flowers.”
“The scientists report that a female's choice of a male depends on the nectar supplies within his territory, which in turn depended on his prevention of nectar losses to competing male purple-throated caribs and other nectar feeding intruders.”
“This is a male purple-throated carib feeding from a Caribbean heliconia.”
“The animal population has grown in recent years, namely adding a mini poison dart frog with a fire-red head and blue legs Ranitomeya amazonica, a purple-throated Sunangel hummingbird”
“It’s amazing, this deeply purple-throated thing shaped like a lady’s vagina.”
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