The birds of this genus are very closely allied to the last but have a smaller bill. Like the List they have two moults in the year, the male assuming a breeding plumage at the early moult.
Key to Species.
A. Tail black or green throughout.
a. Upper plumage either greenish yellow, or
black, or a mixture of both AE. tiphia, p. 339.
b. Upper plumage entirely dark green AE. viridissima, p. 343.
B. Tail tipped with white AE. nigrolutea, p. 344.