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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.


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  • Birds include Xiphocolaptes promeropirhyncus sanctamartae and the "trepatroncos" Lepidocolptes lacrymiger sanctamartae, Myoborus flavivertex, Pyrrhura viridicata, Ramphomicron dorsale, Oxypogon guerinii cyanolaemus, Lafresnaya lafresnayi liriope, and the Pharomachrus fulgidus festatus.

    Santa Marta montane forests

  • Spathura, the crest and frills of Lophornis, the sapphire gorget burning on the snow-white breast of Oreotrochilus, the fiery tail of Cometes, and, amongst grotesque forms, the long pointed crest-feathers, representing horns, and flowing-white beard adorning the piebald goat-like face of Oxypogon.

    The Naturalist in La Plata


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