July 18th, 2008

Mystery Hummingbird Likely Solved

I thought I would update this, since several folks have asked. Not exactly wtf, just an update.

A while back I posted this mislabeled hummingbird mount that I own, one of two of the same thing.
Out of the blue someone came in and, as you can see in the last comments, figured it out. They seem to be aberrant specimens of Chrysolampis mosquitus, the Ruby Topaz hummingbird (not to be confused with the Crimson or Fiery Topaz).

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