This is a very distinct generic form. Like that of Klais, it contains but a single species, a delicately-formed bird inhabiting Mexico and Guatemala. The male is decorated with a brilliant green gorget, a feature which is entirely absent in the female.
Habitat: Mexico and GuatemalaPlate 211 Myiabeillia typica Abeille’s Flutterer
“Volcan de Fuego and Coban. The barrancos of the volcano are the only localities I am aware of, near Duehas, where this species is found. Here, however, it is a common bird. It is usually to be seen feeding about upon the brushwood, seeking the flowers, &c. It is a restless species, but shows little symptoms of fear. My skins from the volcano are one female and three males. The proportions at Coban are very different. Here it is common, being found in all the mountain-hollows feeding among the Salvie. The ratio of the sexes is as twenty males to one female.”—Salvin in Ibis, vol. ii. p. 262.
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.