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n.1.(Zool.) Any humming bird of the genus Heliomaster. The feathers of the throat have a brilliant metallic luster.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Five species of hummingbirds were recorded in the study area as visitors to flowering plants: the Amethyst Woodstar, Calliphlox amethystina (Boddaert, 1783); the Glitteringbellied Emerald, Chlorostilbon lucidus (Shaw, 1812); the Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus (Linnaeus, 1758); the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Eupetomena macroura (Gmelin, 1788); and the Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Heliomaster squamosus (Temminck, 1823), all Trochilinae.
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).