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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Trochilidae.
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Both it and the _Florisuga mellivora_ are short billed, generally catching flying insects, and do not frequent flowers so much as other humming-birds.
HUMMING-BIRDS (Florisuga mellivora, LINN.).) (PLATE 10.
Both it and Florisuga mellivora are short billed, generally catching flying insects, and do not frequent flowers so much as other humming-birds.
Amongst the last was the beautiful blue, green, and white humming-bird (Florisuga mellivora, Linn.); the head and neck deep metallic-blue, bordered on the back by a pure white collar over the shoulders, followed by deep metallic-green; on the underside the blue neck is succeeded by green, the green from the centre of the breast to the end of the tail by pure white; the tail can be expanded to a half circle, and each feather widening towards the end makes the semicircle complete around the edge.