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Allen’s Hummingbird – Art Print on Wood

Allen’s Hummingbird – Art Print on Wood

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The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed and numbered on the back (the edition # you receive will vary).Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back. Watermarks will not appear on print.

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This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of an Allen’s Hummingbird called “You Don’t Say?”

This Allen’s Hummingbird is 2 parts quizzical, 1 part snarky. Being a very tiny bird, one must walk a fine line. The print is mounted on wood and ready to hang. Bird in a Box subscribers – this is the bird for September 2015.

About the bird:

From our friends at Audubon:

“A close relative of the Rufous Hummingbird, Allen’s has a more limited range, nesting mostly in California. This is one of the two common nesting hummingbirds in northern California gardens (Anna’s is the other). Females and immatures of Allen’s Hummingbird are almost impossible to separate from Rufous females without close examination, so the status of the species in migration is still being worked out by dedicated hummingbird banders.

“Male’s courtship display is in J-shaped pattern: flying high, diving steeply with metallic whine at bottom of dive, then curving up to hover at moderate height; often preceded by a back-and-forth pendulum flight in front of the female. Nest site is in a tree or shrub, rarely on a weed stalk, usually low (but rarely up to 90 feet above the ground) on a horizontal or diagonal branch. Nest (built by female alone) is a neatly constructed cup of green mosses and plant fibers, held together with spider webs, lined with plant down. The outside is camouflaged with bits of lichen.”

I recently found a hummingbird nest in the grass next to a few hawk feathers. Initially, I thought the hawk had gotten the poor hummingbirds, but I read that hummingbirds nest near hawks, as hawks don’t consider the tiny birds good food, and thus act as body guards of sorts.