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Hummingbirds from a puzzle (no time/location) (1 Viewer)

howiewu

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Hi,

Someone posted in a Facebook group that I am part of. I have not got the permission to share the picture, however, the post is public, so it is viewable by anyone, and I will post the link here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...&set=gm.2508195369447966&type=3&theater&ifg=1

direct image URL is (not sure if it will work everywhere):
https://scontent.fbos1-2.fna.fbcdn....=7f2b8cd8b47949236c143b06a17a7056&oe=5EA6442B

These are supposed to be hummingbirds. I wonder if it is possible to nail down the species. In particular, the bird on the top-left with the red cap has a very short bill, I wonder if the depiction is accurate? I find it hard to believe a nectar-eater would have such a stubby bill.

Thanks,
Howard
 
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howiewu

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Any thoughts on this?

I understand in this kind of artwork, the artist may have take her (very liberal) artistic license. Even then, is it possible to guess the species approximately?

Thanks,
Howard
 

Nutcracker

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They're all hummingbirds, but with a good dose of artistic license thrown in; that top left bird has (to be generous) a very foreshortened bill (or I could just say, [email protected] artwork :-O)
 

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