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The bird, called the gorgeted puffleg, measures up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length.
Called the gorgeted puffleg, the new species is easily twice as big as the thumb-sized hummingbirds found in the eastern United States, measuring between 3.5 inches and 4 inches (90 and 100 mm) in length, its discoverers said in answer to e-mailed questions.
And, interestingly, no hummingbird is named for the color, shape, or size of its gorget, but two flycatchers are Rufous-gorgeted and White-gorgeted.
The gorgeted puffleg, only 90 millimetres long, is particularly vulnerable.
Of the Necklaced Laughing-Thrush Dr. Jerdon says: -- "I procured both this and the last (the Black-gorgeted Laughing-Thrush) at Darjeeling, and have also seen one or both in Sylhet, Cachar, and Upper Burmah.
Mr. Oates tells us that he "found the nest of the Black-gorgeted