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Caption: Above: The Hawaiian Islands have developed unique wet and dry tropical forest ecosystems, resulting in an incredible amount of biodiversity; below: The scarlet honeycreeper Ci'iwi) uses its long decurved bill to feed on nectar
Fastigium verticis (fv) viewed dorsally acuminate, conical-convex (without fovea), tip acuminate decurved, declinate, projecting beyond scape to antennal pedicel, strongly keeled ventrally; where fv keel meets apex of ff there is a deep transverse low point (fastigial notch); scapes cylindrical, without lobes or spines, attaining antennal pedicel.
In males of all three species subgenital plate prongs arise broadly, becoming narrowed and decurved as they project rearward.
ayiti Decurved terminal spine smooth scaly, emerging from cavity of bracketing flanges (Fig.
19); phallobasal process long, spinose, tapering distad, arising from base of aedeagus dorsally, slightly decurved, longer than half of aedeagus (Fig.
Ungainly it may be, with a long decurved bill and gangly legs, but its inky dark frame had no problem flying steadily along into the strengthening south westerly, while other species struggled.
For example, ibis, which are in the same family as spoonbills, have long, slender and decurved bills adapted for probing in mud.
Differing from congeneric species by the more elongated, vertically compressed cerci, broadly incurved and decurved, tapering very gradually, with apical quarter suddenly bent inwards at a right angle to shaft and tapering to its rounded apex (Figs 3, 4a, 31).
Cerci with shaft vertically compressed, broadly incurved and decurved, tapering very gradually, with apical quarter suddenly bent inwards at a right angle to shaft and tapering to its rounded apex.
Nutcrackers also have evolved a long, sturdy and slightly decurved bill perfect for tearing into whitebark pine cones and prying out the seeds.
Peduncle 17-22 cm long, decurved but ascending distally to bring the inflorescence in an oblique upright position, densely covered by peduncle bracts which nearly completely conceal the peduncle; peduncle bracts ovate, acute and apiculate, smooth but finely nerved when dry, minutely and sparsely lepidote.
Uncus undivided, robust, strongly decurved with hook at caudal end; tegumen hood-like with pair of lateral processes from caudal end slightly divergent, slightly decurved, toothed along central edge; vincular arc [we use this descriptive term for the combined and often curved ventral appendix of the tegumen and dorsal appendix of the saccus (e.
Their stripey head pattern and shorter decurved bill, plus smaller stature, distinguish whimbrels from curlews, but it is their call that sets my spine tingling.
Face shining, polished; clypeal furrows distinct, widely separated, very weakly converging dorsally, extending nearly half distance from ventral margin of clypeus to toruli; row of 3-4 long, weakly decurved setae in each clypeal furrow; 3-4 pairs of decumbent, medially directed setae above and lateral dorsal margin of clypeal furrow; longitudinal row of 6-7 setae extending along inner eye margin onto malar sulcus.