Genus Leadbeatera Bonap.

Hitherto I have entertained the opinion that the H. jacula and the Leadbeatera grata were of the same form; but upon further consideration I now believe them to be distinct; and as the former is the type of my genus Heliodoxa, I retain that of Leadbeatera for the other.

Of this form I possess three very distinct birds, which might be considered by some persons as one and the same, but in this opinion I cannot agree: the L. Otero from Bolivia, and the L. grata are too unlike to be considered otherwise than as separate species; while the third, which is from Venezuela, is allied to the Bolivian bird rather than to that from New Granada.

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