Flying Jewels

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This is the very appropriate name the Spaniards gave to the hummingbird when they arrived in the New World. The hummingbird is only found in the Americas and features in many stories told by Native American cultures.

Some facts: they are the smallest bird and the only one that can fly backwards and forwards. They can barely walk and prefer to fly but they do perch. These and many, many more facts about hummingbirds can be found on:http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/index.php

This next picture is hand printed on to silk. I think it must be a hummingbird but perhaps some other exotic creature. It cost £4.99 and is very decorative and original.

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