Eriocnemis dybowskii

Dybowski’s Puff-leg

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This species we have not seen, but the types are in the Warsaw Museum, to which institution they were sent in 1882 by M. Stolzmann, who procured two males and a female at Ray-urmana in Peru, at a height of from 7000 to 8000 feet.

M. Stolzmann states that it was rather scarce, and was met with on the red flowers of a species of Malastoma.

The following is a translation of Dr. Taczanowski’s description:—

Adult male. Above golden green; below glittering green, the abdomen especially brilliant; centre of the breast white, spotted with green; under tail-coverts brilliant green; feet clothed with white plumes; quills blackish with a violet gloss; tail golden green and deeply forked; bill straight, subcylindrical, longer than half the body, black; feet blackish.

[R. B. S.]


  • Eriocnemis dybowskii, 'Tacz. Proc. Zool. Soc. 1882, p. 39.

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