Male.— Bill longer than the head, fleshy at the base, and slightly arched; wings of medium length; tail the same, and slightly forked; feet rather stout; hind toe and nail shorter than the middle toe and nail.
Phæoptila sordida (Gould)
Habitat: Oaxaca in MexicoPlate 340 Phæoptila sordida Dusky Humming-Bird
There is a specimen in the Loddigesian collection which appears to be distinct from this bird; without figuring I will give a description, and propose for it the name of Phæoptila zonura.
Phæoptila zonura (Gould)
Habitat: Bolanos in Mexico
This bird, which is rather smaller and more delicately formed than P. obscura, has all the upper surface dull bronzy green; a stripe of greyish white over each eye; ear-coverts dusky; wings purplish brown; two centre tail-feathers bronzy green; the remainder bronzy green, crossed near the extremity with a broad band of blackish brown, beyond which the tips are greyish brown; all the under surface grey.
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.