Uranomitra microrhyncha

Small-billed Azure-crown

Illustration not included in supplement volume

The typical specimen, the only one at present known, is in Mr. Elliot’s private collection, and is believed to have come from Honduras. It belongs to the section of the genus with the breast and abdomen white, but with the flanks metallic green or bronze; and it is further distinguished by its bronzy-red under tail-coverts.

Mr. Elliot gives the following description of the species:—

Top of head and occiput dark metallic blue, hind neck and mantle shining metallic green; rest of upper parts bronzy red; throat, upper part of breast, and centre of abdomen white, with a few metallic green feathers scattered among the white ones. Flanks and under tail-coverts metallic bronzy red; wings deep brown, slightly streaked with purple; tail brilliant metallic bronze. Total length 3\(\frac{1}{2}\) inches, wing 2\(\frac{1}{4}\), tail 1\(\frac{1}{8}\), culmen \(\frac{1}{2}\).

[R. B. S.]


  • Cyanomyia microrhyncha, Elliot, Ibis, 1876, p. 316.
  • Uranomitra microrhyncha, Elliot, Synopsis of the Humming-Birds, p. 197 (1878).
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