Genus Eugenia

The next species is interesting for its great size, the elegance of its proportions, and the beauty and harmony of its colours. This new and extraordinary bird I have named Eugenia Imperatrix in honour of the Empress of the French.

Generic characters.

Male.Bill straight or slightly inclining upwards, longer than the head; wings long; primaries rigid; tail long and forked, the feathers narrow and unyielding; tarsi partially clothed; feet small; hind toe long; nail moderate; face luminous.


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