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n.1.(Zool.) Any humming bird of the genus Heliomaster. The feathers of the throat have a brilliant metallic luster.
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All other hummingbirds in the region are much smaller; the Red-tailed Comet (Sappho sparganura) was present, while the Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer) and the Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris) were observed at lower altitudes and are easily distinguishable.
I was working on my canvas of the Starthroats, hoping to get the red chest of the male--the shift from the deeply shaded right, to left (lighter, a rose madder).