Genus Thaumastura

How very singular and diversified in form are the Humming-Birds of Peru! So varied indeed are they, that almost every species demands a generic appellation; the T. Coræ with its beautiful throat and lengthened tail is the type of the genus Thaumastura.

Of this peculiar form only one species is known, of which the male alone is decorated with fine colours, and bears the singularly constructed tail.

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Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.