from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of humming-birds, with 2 Ecuadorian species, E. benjamini and E. ruficrissa, of small size, 3½ inches long, the bill ¾ to ⅞ of an inch, the tail emarginate, and the gorget luminous green with or without a violet spot, the general plumage green. They are known as white-tips.


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