The Calliperidia Angelæ offers a still further departure from the true Heliomasters; for it has even a shorter bill than the last, while its tail is much more deeply forked. It is by far the finest species yet discovered. Its entire body is clothed in glittering colours, and the bird itself must be seen and examined to obtain an idea of its beauty. The female, on the other hand, has the under surface of the body smoky grey, differing in this respect from all the others.
Habitat: Buenos Ayres and TucumanPlate 263 Heliomaster Angelæ Angela Star-throat
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.