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A 'breast plate': the iridescent 'crescent'-shaped throat and breast feather groups of the male Riflebirds (=bib) [1]; The highly iridescent throat feathers on certain species of hummingbirds [2].

References

  1. ^ Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5. 
  2. ^ Garrigues, Richard and Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Zona Tropical Publication. ISBN 9780801473739. 
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