Genus Petasophora G. R. Gray

One of those genera which give but little trouble to the ornithologist is the genus Petasopuora, all the species having characters in common, while each has its own peculiar distinction either in colour or markings. The sexes are alike in colour, but the females are always much smaller than the males. This is strictly an Andean group, most of the species being found in those elevated regions from Mexico in the north to Bolivia in the south; one species, the P. serrirostris, inhabits Brazil.


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