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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Paradiseidæ, characterized by the two long white plumes which project from each wing of the male, and by the extension of a burnished green pectoral shield into long lateral tufts; the standardwings. The only species known is S. wallacei, 11½ inches long, inhabiting the islands of Batchian and Jilolo.

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