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Genera of Humming Birds; Being Also a Complete Monograph of These Birds (Paperback) Loot Price: R395
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Genera of Humming Birds; Being Also a Complete Monograph of These Birds (Paperback): Adolphe Boucard
Genera of Humming Birds; Being Also a Complete Monograph of These Birds (Paperback): Adolphe Boucard

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Genera of Humming Birds; Being Also a Complete Monograph of These Birds (Paperback)

Adolphe Boucard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...bronzy-green, darkest on the head. Upperparts of throat and sides of neck metallic golden-green. Rest of underparts white, except flanks which are buff. The white undertail-coverts are washed with buff. Uppertailcoverts and tail chestnut, median rectrices tipped with bronzygreen. Wings purplish-brown. Bill flesh colour, with black tip. Feet black. Total length, 3$in. Wing, 2. Tail, if. Culmen, . "Gould, loc. cit." According to Elliot, specimens vary in their colouration, and some are almost entirely white beneath, with just a few feathers of the throat tipped with golden-green. This rare species was discovered in Ecuador, by Bourcier. 279. Amazilia Dumerili, Less., Ois. Mou., Suppl., 1831, p. 172. Polytmus dumerili, Gray, Gen. Birds, vol. i., p. 109. Pyrrhophaena dumerili, Cab. and Hein., Mus. Hein., i860, t. iii., p. 36. Dumeril's Amazili, Gould, Mon. Troch., vol. v., p. 305. I'Amazili de Dumeril, Muls., Hist. Nat. Ois. Mou., 1874, t. i., p. 288. Habitat.--Ecuador. Male.--This species is closely allied to the preceding one, but it has the uppertail-coverts and tail bronzy-green. The breast is pure white, encircled by metallic green feathers. Abdomen and flanks rufous. Undertail-coverts white, washed with pale rufous. Bill flesh colour with black tips. Total length, 3#in. Wing, 2. Tail, i. Culmen, f. Female..--Differs by having the green feathers of throat and sides of breast much less bright than the male, the middle of the abdomen white, and pale rufous tips on lateral rectrices. It is a rare species. It was dedicated by Lesson to Dumeril, Member of the French Institute, and a well-known Scientist. 280. AMAZiLiA GRAYSONi, Lawr., Ann. N.Y., Lyc., Nat. Hist., 1867, p. 404. Grayson's Amazili, Gould, Mon. Troch., Suppl., 1886, p. 87. I'Amazili de Gra...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Adolphe Boucard
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 130
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55469-8
Barcode: 9781150554698
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-55469-X

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