Among the smallest of the Trochilidæ are the members of the form to which Dr. Cabanis has given the name of Panychlora. They are all inhabitants of New Granada and Venezuela, and are known by the specific names of Aliciæ, euchloris, Poortmanmi, and stenura. They are distinguished by their dull-green colouring, the extreme shortness of their tails, and by the great difference in the colouring of the sexes.
The members of this genus form a very natural section among the little green Humming-Birds, very perceptible to those who have paid attention to this group of birds.
Habitat: Venezuela and New GranadaPlate 357 Chlorostilbon Aliciæ Alice’s Emerald
Habitat: New Granada?
There is a specimen in the Berlin Museum with a broken bill. In size it is rather larger than Aliciæ, the tail is more forked, and the two outer feathers more pointed; all the feathers have a purplish hue, as seen in Poortmanni, and the glittering feathers of the body are of a dull golden purplish green, as in that species.
Panychlora stenura (Cab.)
Habitat: Merida in New Granada
This species is fully equal in size to the last, has a more lengthened bill, and the outer tail-feathers are much more pointed.
Habitat: New GranadaPlate 358 Chlorostilbon Poortmanni Poortman’s Emerald
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.