Genus Oreopyra Gould

A single specimen of a Humming-Bird, somewhat allied to the last genus, was killed by M. Warszewicz on the sides of the Volcano of Chiriqui. It possesses so many remarkable characters that I was obliged, without a moment’s hesitation, to assign to it a new generic appellation, that of Oreopyra. Unfortunately the specimen was so much injured by shot that I had much difficulty in giving a correct delineation of it.

Generic characters.

Male.Bill longer than the head, straight, or very slightly arched; wings long and rigid; tail moderately long and forked; tarsi clothed; feet rather small; gorget snow-white.


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