Heliopædica Xantusi

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If I have extolled the members of the genus Cometes as being among the most gorgeous birds in existence with regard to the colouring of their tails, in like manner I may pronounce the Topaza, which now claim our notice, to be as remarkable for their lustrous throat-marks.

One of these beautiful birds, the Topaza Pella, is an-inhabitant of Cayenne and the adjacent countries; while another, the T. Pyra, flies in the forests of the Upper Rio Negro.

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