Whiskered Treeswift. Photos by K S Kong
Co Rentmeester - Donald Sutherland, 1970.
Antonio Ambrogio Alciati - Annunciation. 1906
Flame Robin, male
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus), Singapore, Dec 2012
(photo by William Lee)
Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971), Mt. Assiniboine, Canadian Rockies, 1952. Oil on canvas, 81 x 87 cm. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
This tiny little rascal is a Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), found in eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana and northern Brazil. The males are beautifully decorated with large, red crests on their heads and tufts beneath their throats, which they use to attract the females. At no more than 7 cm long, these little hummingbirds are sometimes mistaken for large bees when in flight.Image: Michael Giraud-Audine (flickr.com/photos/michel_giraud-audine)
My challenge for the next two days is to turn this nascent environmental/ethnohistorical paper into something acceptable for a military history class. I have become some kind of academic alchemist.