The member or members, as the case may be, of the genus Juliamyia, stand quite alone and apart from all the other small Humming-Birds, and bear the same relationship to the Eucephalæ that the Sphenoproctus Pampa does to the Campylopteri. Some of the specimens of this form have brilliantly glittering crowns; in others this part of the head is dull-coloured; while the plumage of the body is alike in all.
These differences have sadly perplexed me for many years; but, after a very careful and minute examination of a great number of examples from various localities, I believe I shall be right in regarding the brilliantly coronetted bird as distinct from its dull-crowned ally, and in adopting Lesson’s name of Feliciana, believing that his description of the bird he has so called has reference to it.
Habitat: New GranadaPlate 337 Juliamyia typica Juilamya
Mr. Fraser states that at Babahoyo this species is “not very common, and only found in the deep bush, where it feeds on the tops of good-sized trees,” and that in Esmeraldas it was “taken catching flies among the Cacao plantations. In October common everywhere; in December rare.” “Irides hazel; upper mandible black; lower red, with black tip.”—Proc. of Zool. Soc. 1860, pp. 283, 296.
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.