Category Archive: Apodiformes

May 01 2013

Vintage plate of Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Agyrtria cyanocephala)

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This plate is from around 1850, it was then called Black-billed Azure-crown (Ornismya cyanocephala) and the information states: So great is the confusion which exists respecting the synonymy and species of this form, that I might be held excused were I to give new specific appellations to at least two of them, namely the one …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate Violet-Crown (Cyanomyia violiceps)

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This plate is from around 1850 and the information states: I did not expect that so fine a bird as the Cyanomyia violiceps could have remained so long undiscovered in the comparatively well-known country of Mexico; the merit of bringing it at length to light is due to M. Salle, who obtained two specimens at …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Agyrtria cyanocephala)

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In 1850 this species was called Red-billed Azure-crown (Trochilus quadricolor or Cyanomia quadricolor). I believe I am right in stating that this species is exclusively confined to Mexico, as it is from that country alone that I have seen examples. I make this remark because M. Lesson states, in the Supplement to his History of …

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Dec 31 2011

Notes on the Biology of Chapman’s SwiftChaetura chapmani (Aves, Apodidae)

Sicks Swift (Chaetura meridionalis) Science Article 2 abstract In the rolling terrain of the central hills of Trinidad, Frank M. Chapman collected a large series of swifts, among which were eight specimens representing a previously unknown species. These specimens, taken between March 15 and March 27, 1894, near the town of Caparo, Caroni County, were …

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Dec 31 2011

The nesting of Chaetura andrei meridionalis

Sicks Swift (Chaetura andrei) Science Article 1 abstract On the middle Rio das Mortes (15 o S., 52 o 15′ W. Greenwich), Mato Grosso, Brazil, I frequently observed a swift that inhabited principally the extensive groves of ‘buritf’ palms. On October 15, 1946, I located two nests of the species. One was torn from its …

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Dec 31 2011

First Record of the Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) for the Eastern United States

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) Science Article 1 abstract A large and unusual hummingbird appeared at Lori Turner?s hummingbird feeder in rural northeastern Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 12 November 2000. Susan Campbell received a call about this bird on 18 November and scheduled a banding visit for the next day. Despite the cold and snowy …

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Dec 31 2011

Notes on the Biology of Chapmans SwiftChaetura chapmani (Aves, Apodidae)

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Chapmans Swift (Chaetura chapmani) Science Article 1 abstract In the rolling terrain of the central hills of Trinidad, Frank M. Chapman collected a large series of swifts, among which were eight specimens representing a previously unknown species. These specimens, taken between March 15 and March 27, 1894, near the town of Caparo, Caroni County, were …

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Dec 27 2011

NESTING BEHAVIOR OF THE SWALLOW-TAILEDHUMMINGBIRD, Eupetomena macroura(TROCHILIDae, AVES)

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Campylopterus macroura) Science Article 1 abstract An August or winter nestling of Eupetomena macroura was fed only every 40-50 min for at least 24days in the nest, with fewer feedings at midday. As in other hummingbirds, it was brooded only thefirst week or two, and left alone even on cool nights after 12 …

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Dec 27 2011

THE NESTING OF CHaeTURA ANDREI MERIDIONALIS

Sicks Swift (Chaetura meridionalis) Science Article 1 abstract On the middle Rio das Mortes (15 o S., 52 o 15′ W. Greenwich), Mato Grosso, Brazil, I frequently observed a swift that inhabited principally the extensive groves of ‘buritf’ palms. On October 15, 1946, I located two nests of the species. One was torn from its …

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Dec 26 2011

Systematics and geographic variation in Long-tailed Hermit hummingbirds, the Phaethornis superciliosus-malaris-longirostris species group (trochilidae), with notes on their biogeography.

Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus) Science Article 1 abstract The degree of relationship between the Variable (Sporophila aurita) and Wing-barred (S. americana) Seedeaters has been debated for over 80 years. The discovery of a zone of hybridization between the former and the Gray Seedeater (S. intermedia), not previously considered to be closely related because of its …

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