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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.


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  • Some endemic birds are the Mérida sunangel (Heliangelus spencei), the grey-capped hemispingus (Hemispingus reyi) and the white-fronted whitestart (Myoborus albifrons), which live in the montane evergreen transitional elfin forest and scrub.

    Venezuelan Andes montane forests

  • It is also an area with a concentration of species of limited distribution such as the paujil cornudo (Crax unicornis koepckeae), picaflores (Metallura theresiae, Heliangelus rejalis), lechuza (Xenoglaux loweryi) and ranas (Dendrobates mysteriosus).

    Peruvian Yungas

  • Mr Gould describes the Mars 'sun-angel as among the most beautiful of the genus Heliangelus inhabiting the northern end of the Cordilleras.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • (Heliangelus viola) and a "tyrannosaurus leech" with eight teeth (Tyrannobdella reina).

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