"The Humming-Birds, which flit about in tropical woods, build their nests with grass, lined with feathers."

Nest of Humming-Bird

"The Humming-Birds, which flit about in tropical woods, build their nests with grass, lined with feathers."

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Hummingbird

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Hummingbird

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds can be as small as 2 inches and generally display brilliant colors.

A humming-bird on a perch.

Hummingbird

A humming-bird on a perch.

"The Eulampis jugularis, or Hummingbird, has brilliant coloration almost defies description, the most exquisite metallic or jewel-like hues glorifying a background of green, blue, or brown; while crests, ear-tufts, neck-frills, and pendent beards ending in points or forks, add to the effect." A. H. Evans, 1900

Hummingbird

"The Eulampis jugularis, or Hummingbird, has brilliant coloration almost defies description, the most…

The back view of a hummingbird.

Hummingbird

The back view of a hummingbird.

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

Bar-Tailed Hummingbird

The nest of the hummingbird is a masterpiece. It is about half the size of an apricot.

"Aithurus polytmus, the Long-tailed Hummingbird, peculiar to Jamaica, the two tail-feathers next to the outer pair are immensely elongated, and, after crossing one another, bend outwards in a curve; the lateral rectrices are bluish-black, as is the head with its divided crest; all the outer parts being luminous green, and the bill red with black tip. The female is chiefly green above and white below, with brownish brown." A. H. Evans, 1900

Long Tailed Hummingbird

"Aithurus polytmus, the Long-tailed Hummingbird, peculiar to Jamaica, the two tail-feathers next to…

The Coppery-Bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

Coppery-Bellied Puffleg

The Coppery-Bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

A species of hummingbird, the Red-Tailed Comet (Sappho sparganura) is native to South America.

Red-Tailed Comet

A species of hummingbird, the Red-Tailed Comet (Sappho sparganura) is native to South America.

The Peruvian Sheartail (Thaumastura cora) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

Peruvian Sheartail

The Peruvian Sheartail (Thaumastura cora) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

The White-Tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) is a bird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

White-Tipped Sicklebill Hummingbird

The White-Tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) is a bird in the Trochilidae family of hummingbirds.

The supercolious hummingbird, noted for it's unusually large nest. It is native to Brazil.

Supercolious Hummingbird

The supercolious hummingbird, noted for it's unusually large nest. It is native to Brazil.

A pair of topaz hummingbirds, with their nest and eggs.

Topaz Hummingbird

A pair of topaz hummingbirds, with their nest and eggs.

These hummingbirds "are alike only in their long, slender bills", (Hooker, 1886).

Hummingbirds

These hummingbirds "are alike only in their long, slender bills", (Hooker, 1886).

A picture depicting a multitude of hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds

A picture depicting a multitude of hummingbirds.

A trio of hummingbirds resting on a branch, one of which is in a nest.

Hummingbirds

A trio of hummingbirds resting on a branch, one of which is in a nest.

A group of humming birds with particularly long and narrow beaks, well-adapted for sipping nectar from flowers.

Hummingbirds

A group of humming birds with particularly long and narrow beaks, well-adapted for sipping nectar from…

A group of humming birds, two of which are vying for a flower's nectar.

Hummingbirds

A group of humming birds, two of which are vying for a flower's nectar.

Four humming birds, two of which are resting on a branch, while the other two cavort in the air above.

Hummingbirds

Four humming birds, two of which are resting on a branch, while the other two cavort in the air above.

An illustration of a hummingbird nest with two week old hummingbirds.

Hummingbird Nest

An illustration of a hummingbird nest with two week old hummingbirds.

An illustration of a hummingbird nest.

Hummingbird Nest

An illustration of a hummingbird nest.