The members of the genus Amazilia, as restricted, are all of somewhat large size, and are easily recognized, each of them having well-marked characters. There is but little difference in the outward appearance of the sexes. The equatorial regions of the Andes are their head-quarters; and it is there that we find the A. pristina, the A. alticola, the A. Dumerili, and the A. leucophea. These four species, I consider, form a very natural section.
Habitat: The neighbourhood of Lima in PeruPlate 303 Amazilia pristina Amazili
Amazilia alticola (Gould)
Habitat: The high lands of Central Peru; the precise locality uncertain.Plate 304 Amazilia alticola Mountain Amazili
Habitat: Ecuador, on the coast in the neighbourhood of Guayaquil, and on the Isle of Puna. Found also at Babahoyo by Mr. Fraser, who states that the bill is red with a black tip.Plate 305 Amazilia Dumerili Dumeril’s Amazili
Amazilia leucophæa (Reichenb.)
Habitat: Southern Peru. Collected in the vicinity of the Volcano of Arequipa by M. Warszewicz.Plate 306 Amazilia leucophæa White-breasted Amazili
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.