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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.
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Phaethornis superciliosus, says Peggy, who knows a thousand things by their names.
(Phaethornis longirostris, De Latt.) might be seen at any time when the tree was in bloom, by watching near it for a few minutes.
These birds, with several others of similar habits and formation, are classed separately from the _Trochilidae_, and belong to the genus _Phaethornis_.
I knew them by the shape of their bills and their nests to belong to the genus _Phaethornis_.
He one day saw a little pigmy, belonging to the genus Phaethornis, in the act of washing itself in a brook.
Most of the humming-birds found on the banks of the Amazon belong to the genus Phaethornis; remarkable for their long, graduated tails, the central feathers of which greatly exceed the others.