Calliphlox amethystina's flight types - Hevana Lima

Name: Hevana Lima
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Country: Brazil

Title: Calliphlox amethystina's flight types
Specie: Calliphlox amethystina, Amethyst Woodstar

Description: Calliphlox amethystina is one of the tiniest species of hummingbird, It is very common in Brazil and in other countries of South America. It is characterized by their flight. In males, the wing-beat rate is about 80 per second! This species specializes in upward and backward flights, when, during the reproductive period, in its display to the female, the male flies back and forth performing a pendulum motion and singing.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: Watercolor
Size: 42 x 29 cm
Year: 2019