Thalurania watertonii by Kim Middleton(8 in. x 8 in. | Oil | ID#4216)
Family: TROCHILIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
The surviving population of Long-tailed Woodnymphs have been pushed into a small area of lowland forests on the central coast of Brazil. Although, this hummingbird can tolerate some man-made habitats, its population has been reduced to less than 2500 individuals. Also, the severity of habitat fragmentation has isolated various sub-populations to no more than 250 birds. The full body iridescence of male woodnymphs is striking to see. The Purple-crowned Woodnymph is a similar species I have photographed in the mountains of Costa Rica. Using these reference photos, I changed the purple forehead to green, extended the green onto the belly, left the purple flanks and extended the tail.
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