Genus Lophornis

Mr. W. Tucker informs me that in Trinidad this species “frequents the pastures and open places, and visits the flowers of all the small shrubs, but is particularly fond of those of the Ipecacuanha plant, and that it is very pugnacious, erecting its crest, throwing out its whiskers, and attacking every Humming-Bird that may pass within its range of vision.”


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