Genus Spathura Gould

Generic characters.

Male.Bill straight and rather longer than the head; wings moderately long and somewhat rounded; tail deeply forked; the outer tail-feather on each side terminating in a spatule; feet small; tarsi thickly clothed; hind toe and nail shorter than the middle toe and nail; throat luminous.

Female.—Unadorned and destitute of spatules.


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