Genus Florisuga Bonap.

Somewhat allied to the Panoplite are the members of the genus Frorisuga, Bonap., all of which are remarkable for their large fan-shaped tails, and for having all the feathers of this organ white. The females are less strikingly coloured. One of the species, F. mellivora, enjoys a most extensive range; for it inhabits alike the low lands of Northern Brazil, Cayenne, Guiana, Trinidad, Venezuela, the temperate regions of New Granada, and Central America; the other two are confined to more limited areas. The F. mellivora and F. atra are among the oldest-known and the commonest of the Humming-Birds, there being no collection of any extent without examples of them.

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