A Classification and Synopsis of the Trochilidæ, Том 23,Выпуск 5

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Smithsonian Institution, 1879 - Всего страниц: 277
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Стр. 129 - IRIDESCENS, Gould. The whole of the body, including the upper and under tail-coverts, iridescent, pale green and light coppery-red, most brilliant on the throat ; the deeply forked tail steely dark-brown, each feather tipped with a more bronzy or purplish hue, which is seen only in certain lights ; upper mandible and the tip of the lower one black, the remainder of the latter apparently reddish flesh-colour. Total length 3£ inches; bill | ; wing 1$, ; tail 1^.
Стр. 34 - ... curved, about the length of the head. Throat brightly coloured in males. Wings narrow, long, reaching nearly the end of tail. Tail pointed, feathers narrow and rigid, outermost shortest, laterals slightly and gradually longer, medians of the same length as the laterals next to it, or slightly longer. Feet strong, the hind toe and nail about equal in length to the middle toe and nail. Tarsi clothed. Sexes unlike in plumage. Habitat. — Peru, Bolivia and Chili. 467. ALCIDIUS ESTELLAE, D'Orb and...
Стр. 229 - Crown of the head and throat glittering greenish-blue, imperceptibly passing into the glittering green at the breast ; back of the neck and upper surface golden-green ; upper tail-coverts grass-green ; under tail-coverts green inclining to purple on some of the feathers ; thighs brown ; tail bluish-black, the two outer feathers on each side slightly tipped with white ; bill black, with the exception of the basal half of the under mandible, which is flesh-colour. Total length 3| inches ; bill f ;...
Стр. 229 - Gould. Crown of the head greenish-blue, not very brilliant, but having a few conspicuous small bright-blue feathers intermingled ; throat and chest bright greenish-blue, passing into purer green on the flanks ; back of the neck, and back, deep grass-green ; wings purplish brown ; upper tail-coverts bronzy-orange ; under tail-coverts bronzy purplish brown ; two middle tail-feathers deep purplish...
Стр. 208 - ... bronzy green, all except the two central ones are broadly marked near their ends with dark purplish bronze, the tips being ashy gray ; the throat and breast are glittering bluish green, middle of the abdomen white ; the under tail coverts are light olive margined with white ; wings brownish purple ; upper mandible black, the under yellow with the end blackish ; feet black. Length (skin) 3} in.
Стр. vi - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Стр. 223 - Throat, breast, abdomen, and flanks metallic grass-green, a light mouse-colored spot on the lower part of the abdomen. Thighs white, feathers fluffy. Under tail coverts dark bronzy-brown, edged with white. Wings dark purple. Tail reddish-bronze, darkest in the centre of the feathers along the shafts, with the tips of the lateral rectrices bluish-black, their edges reddish-bronze. This bluish-black color almost resolves itself into a subterminal bar, and is especially conspicuous on the under side...
Стр. 229 - ... feathers intermingled ; throat and chest bright greenish-blue, passing into purer green on the flanks ; back of the neck, and back, deep grass-green ; wings purplish brown ; upper tail-coverts bronzy-orange ; under tail-coverts bronzy purplish brown ; two middle tail-feathers deep purplish bronze ; the next on each side is washed with bronze on its outer margin ; the remaining feathers purplish-black ; thighs greyish-white ; the bill appears to have been reddish flesh-colour at the base of both...
Стр. 129 - Bill longer than the head, straight and slender; wings small, primaries narrow and rigid; tail of moderate size and deeply forked; tarsi clothed; feet small; hind toe and nail nearly as long as the middle toe and nail.
Стр. 172 - Bill straight, wedge shaped at tip, shorter than the head. Wings long, reaching nearly the end of tail. Tail rounded, rectrices broad, outermost one shortest, lateral and median ones slightly and gradually longer. Tarsi partially clothed. Feet small, hind toe and nail shorter than middle toe and nail.

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