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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A remarkable genus of Trochilid√¶, containing hummingbirds with the lateral tail-feathers long-exserted, narrowed, and then dilated into a spatule or racket at the end, and with conspicuous legmuffs. There are 4 or 5 species, as S. underwoodi, also called Steganurus spatuligera.


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