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 four green-breasted mountaingems, here referred to as two different species, Delattria margarethae and Delattria sybillae, now recognised as the same species, Lampornis sybilla. Three are shown perched on an unknown shrub, one appears in flight. Green-breasted mountaingems occur in Honduras and Nicaragua.

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

    Table 54a 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.19678
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