Genus Damophila Reichenb.

The single species of the genus Damophila, stands quite alone, no second member of the form having yet been discovered. Its native country is the Andes of New Granada and Ecuador, from both of which localities specimens are now before me. Those procured by Mr. Fraser in Esmeraldas differ a little from the specimens commonly sent in collections from Bogota, in having the centre of the throat greyish brown instead of black, and the two centre tail-feathers reddish purple instead of bronzy green; however, they must not, I think, be regarded as other than local varieties. Mr. Fraser’s specimens appear not to be fully adult.

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