Introduction Volume . 23, 1

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: apparently allied to those of the genus Topaza, and naturally finds its place here. It is a bird of moderate size, though from the length of the rectrices it appears larger than it really is. 1. Aithurus polytmus. Trochtlus polytmus, Linn., Syst. Nat. (1766), vol. i, p. 189.--Gmei, ., Syst. Nat. (1788), vol. i, p. 486.--Lath., Ind. Orn., vol. i, p. 302.--Gosse, B. Jamaica, p. 97.--Gould, Mon. Troch., vol. ii, pi. 98. Black-capped Humming-bird, Lath., Gen. Syn., vol. ii, p. 748 (1790).--Shaw., Gen. Zool., vol. viii, p. 281. Ornismya eephalatra. Less., Ois. Mouch., p. 78, pi. 17 (1829). Trochilus maria, Hill, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1849), vol. iii, p. 258.--Gosse, 111. B. of Jam., pi. 22. Polytmus eephalatra, Bon., Consp. Gen. Av., p. 72 (1850). Polytmus cephalater, Bon., Rev. and Mag. Zool. (1854), p. 254. Aithurus polytmus, Cab. and Hein., Mus. Hein. Th., iii, p. 50 (I860).--Gould, Intr. Troch., octavo ed., p. 75. Hob. Island of Jamaica. Male. Crown of head and nape velvety-black. Upper surface dark green Wings purplish-brown. Entire under parts lustrous emerald-green. Under tail coverts blue-black. Tail deep black. Bill red. Total length, 9 in. Wing, 2 in. Tail, 61 in. Culmen, in. Female. Top of head brown. Upper parts grass-green. Under surface white, flanks green Tail, middle feathers bronze-green, next one black, bronze-green on outer web, remainder black tipped with white. Genus XLVIIL--HYLONYMPHA. Typk. Hy lony mp h a, Gould, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., 4th ser., vol. xii (1873), p. 429. H. macrocerca, Gould. Ch. Bill longer than the head, stout, slightly curved; feathers of forehead projecting forwards and covering the nostrils; wings long, narrow, reaching to the fork of the tail. Tail very long, deeply forked, the external rectrix more

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