[Title page depicting hummingbird perched on a branch.] (1848)
From A history of the earth and animated nature : with an introductory view of the animal kingdom. Fullarton, 1848) Goldsmith, Oliver
“Pollen transfer with and without the staminal lever mechanism. (A) Salvia lanceolata. In order to access nectar produced by the nectary (n) the bill of Nectarinia chalybea pushes back the posterior connective arms (pc). Thereby thecae (t) at the anterior connective arms (ac) move down onto the head of the bird. The movement is enabled by the joint (j) between the filament and the connective. (B) S. haenkei. The lever mechanism is inactive with the posterior connective arms closely attached to the upper side of the tubular corolla. Pollen is deposited on the head of Sappho sparganura, touching the thecae while entering the flower. Scale bar = 1 cm.”
Floral Diversity and Pollen Transfer Mechanisms in Bird-pollinated Salvia Species. Petra Wester and Regine Claßen-Bockhoff. Ann Bot. 2007 August; 100(2): 401–421.
Lithograph by John Gould of Chlorostilbon poortmani (Short-tailed Emerald)
from Plate 358 of A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Humming Birds with 360 plates (volume 5), 1861
Violet-capped woodnymph Hummingbird female.
This is the layout I am thinking for my final…Thoughts?
Name: James Schlitt
Date: Weds 9/5/2012
Location: Mountain top winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Pollinators everywhere, humming birds
(Male Ruby Throat & Anna or Blackchinned Female) perching on powerlines 25FT away, repeatedly diving in for feeders. Frequent Sneaking, stalking, & fighting w/ occassional chase by large honeybees.
- Midair hummingbird collision via photo.
- Blackchinned male & female
- Mating or fighting?
- Archilochus Alexandri