Genus Lampornis

I now proceed to the genus Lampornis. This genus comprises many species, some of which inhabit the West Indian Islands, and others the mainland. The best-known among them, the Lampornis Mango, has a wider range than any of the others, as will be seen on reference to my account of that species. They are all distinguished by the harmonious colours of their ample tails, which are even more beautiful in the females than in the males.


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Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.