The Genus Phæolæma is composed of two Andean species, distinguished by their sombre colouring; for although both have a luminous gular patch, and one of them a glittering mark on the centre of the crown, the brilliancy of these markings is not so great as usual, and their tails are coloured unlike those of any other group.
Habitat: New Granada. Frequently sent to Europe from Bogota.Plate 268 Phaiolaima rubinoïdes Lilac-throat
Phæolæma Æquatorialis (Gould)
Habitat: EcuadorPlate 269 Phaiolaima Æquatorialis Equatorial Lilac-throat
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.