Virgin Island Fossil Coral Hummingbird
A truly romantic gift
This exquisitely sculptured hummingbird will make a stunning addition to any collection. Purchase this delicate bird feeding her young as the perfect gift for all sensitive occasions, especially for a wedding or anniversary, a unique baby-shower gift or a Mother's Day gift.
Gift suggestions for our Hummingbird
Bird Enthusiast, Easter, Wedding Christening, Mother's Day, Baby Shower, Birthday Gift - "Her", Hummingbird Lover, Anniversary (35th - Coral)
Virgin Island Fossil Coral Figurines are not painted...
They are shot through with color as they are made. Every figurine made is unique. The technique of the artisan in laying in the colors, the batch of white fossil coral prepared for use, the temperature, the humidity, all affect how the colors will flow. No two will ever be exactly the same. All our pieces are all individually made. The Coral Studio employs no mass production techniques, only skilled craftsmen.
The Hummingbird family of Trochilidinæ includes the smallest birds in the world. Tagged "Flying jewels" their exquisite iridescent plumage is strikingly beautiful. Hummingbirds are famous for their aerial displays and their ability to hover and fly backwards makes them unique. They can beat their wings between 60 - 200 times per second and can fly up to 60 m.p.h.. Hummingbirds eat flower nectar and tiny insects, they can consume half their weight in sugar each day. There are about 16 species of hummingbirds found in the Caribbean. The typical hummingbird nest is tiny, about the size of an English Walnut shell, The nest is made of plant fibers covered with moss or lichens and sometimes it is shingled with spider webs.