Hummingbirds

    Date
    1879
    Creator
    Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842 - 1912, Dutch) , Illustrator
    Creator - Organisation
    M & N Hanhart, Lithographer
    Object type
    Library reference
    41158
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 310mm
    width (print): 241mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of a male [top left] and female [top right] purple-throated mountaingem, Lampornis calolaemus, referred to here as Oreopyra calolaema, and; a male [bottom left] and female [bottom right] white-bellied mountain gem, Lampornis hemileucus, referred to here as Delattria hemileuca. Three are shown perched on an unknown shrub, one is coming into land. Purple-throated mountaingems occur in southern Nicaragua, northern Costa Rica and western Panama, and white-bellieds occur in the Talamancan montaine forests.

    Inscribed above: ‘Biol Centr Am. Aves Tab 54.’
    Below: ‘1. ♂, 2 ♀ OREOPYRA CALOLAEMA
    3. ♂, 4 ♀ DELATTRIA HEMILEUCA
    J G Keulemans lith. M & N Hanhart imp’

    Table 54 from Biologia centrali-Americana; or, Contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and central America, the Aves volume, co-edited by Frederick Du Cane Godman and Osbert Salvin.

    Frederick Du Cane Godman (1834-1919) British entomologist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1882.

    Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) British naturalist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1873.
    Associated place
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.19677
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