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Oct 20 2013

Txamsem deceived Chief Grouse and lost his intestines

Txamsem climbed a mountain and saw a house on the other side. He went up to it secretly and looked in through a knot-hole. Behold! there were a woman and her two children. He left secretly, and went a little farther back and sat there a while. Then three Crows whom Txamsem had called came …

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May 11 2013

Vintage plate of White-chested Emerald (Agyrtria brevrostris chionopectus)

I have looked in vain for a name and description of this very familiar species, which is quite as common in our collections as the Thaumatias leucogaster. The only published figure which at all resembles the bird is that given by Lesson, under the appellation of Omhmya albirostris, in his ” Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of White-bellied Emerald (Agyrtria candida)

This plate is from around 1850, it was then called White-breasted Emerald (Thaumatias candidus) and the information states: The Thaumatias candidus ranges widely over the southern parts of Mexico and Guatemala, and, judging from the number of specimens which have been transmitted to Europe through the instrumentality of De Lattre, Salle, Skinner, and Salvin, it …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of White-throated Hummingbird (Leucochloris albicollis)

This plate is from around 1850, it was then called White-throat (Leucochloris albicollis) and the information states: The southern part of Brazil alone, so far as we yet know, is the native country of this very pretty and well-marked species, and numerous are the specimens that from time to time are sent to Europe from …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of White-bellied Hummingbird (Leucippus chionogaster)

This plate is from around 1850, it was then called White-breasted Leucippus (Leucippus chionogaster) and the information states: If this bird had been one of the most beautiful, instead of one of the plainest and most modestly attired species of the family, it could scarcely have received a greater degree of attention than has been …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of a Hybrid species Sauccerotia beryllina x Agyrtria cyanocephala

This plate is from around 1850, it was then called dOcas Amazili (Amazilia Ocai) and the information states: The only example I have yet seen of this very distinct species of Humming-Bird was obtained at Xalapa in Southern Mexico, by M. Rafael Montes d’Oca. I have placed this new bird in the genus Amazilia, because …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of Andean Emerald (Agyrtria franciae cyanocollis)

This plate is from around 1850, it was then called Blue-necked Azure-Crown (Cyanomyia cyanicollis) and the information states: The range of the members of the genus Cyanomyia extends over many degrees of latitude, or from Mexico to Peru, but all are inhabitants of temperate regions, none ascending to the snow-line, or descending to the sultry …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of Andean Emerald (Agyrtria franciae franciae)

This plate is from around 1850, it was then called Francias Azure-Crown (Cyanomyia francis) and the information states: Of the five or six known species of the genus Cyanomyia the C. Francia may be regarded as the most beautiful, inasmuch as it is characterized by a far greater amount of glittering colour than any of …

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May 01 2013

Vintage plate of Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Agyrtria cyanocephala)

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)

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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