sappho sparganura

Hummingbirds, after Haekel

My take on a popular print, the 99th plate illustration from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur. Featured are RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Trochilus colubris (or Archilochus colubris), HORNED SUNGEM Heliactin cornuta, CRIMSON TOPAZ Topaza pella, TUFTED COQUETTE Lophornis ornata (now: Lophornis ornatus), RED-TAILED COMET Sparganura sappho (or Sappho sparganura), SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD Docimastes ensifer (now: Ensifera ensifera), BUFF-TAILED SICKLEBILL Eutoxeres condamini, DOT-EARED COQUETTE Lophornis gouldii, Ornismya petasophora, HOODED VISORBEARER Augastes lumachellus, Hylocharis stokesii, and BOOTED ROCKETTAIL Steganura underwoodi (now: Ocreatus underwoodii).

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