Male.—Bill straight; wings ample and rather rounded; tarsi long for a Humming-Bird, and bare; tail rather large and rounded; hind toe and nail shorter than the middle toe and nail.
The specimen from which the above characters were taken differs from every other known Humming-Bird in its more lengthened tarsi, and in the colouring of its rounded tail. The bird, which is immature, was received from the borders of the River Napo.
Phlogophilus hemileucurus (Gould)
Habitat: The banks of the River Napo?Plate 360 Phlogophilus hemileucurus Pied-tailed Humming-Bird
In placing this bird at the end of my Monograph of the Trochilidæ, I do not wish it to be understood that this is its proper situation. I cannot imagine what the adult will be like, and consequently cannot tell to which genus of the family it is allied; but I believe, to Adelomyia.
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.