Thursday, April 22, 2010
Costa's Hummingbird 4" x 4" acrylic $225
A male Costa's Hummingbird perches on a branch to take a quick break from gathering nectar from nearby flowers. These birds are common in the desert southwest and their purple head and throat help to identify them. The feathers that project off the side of the throat, and in this case are illuminated, are called the gorget and project further than on any other North American hummingbird species.