Jelski’s Wood-Nymph was discovered by the well-known Polish traveller after whom the species is named, at Soriano in Peru.
Mr. Elliot writes concerning the present bird:—
This is a diminutive of T. nigrofasciata; and there is absolutely no difference between the two except in size. The rectrices of T. jelskii are narrow, but not more so than accords with its dimensions. I compared the type with specimens of T. nigrofasciata, and could distinguish no difference, save that T. jelskii was a little smaller.
The Plate represents the adult male in three positions, and is drawn from a specimen lent to us by Dr. Taczanowski.
[R. B. S.]
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.