Azure-crowned and White-eared hummingbird
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Azure-crowned hummingbird with white breast, azure head, yellow beak and underside of wings and White-eared hummingbird with azure cheeks, green throat, copper breast and wings. Hand-colored steel engraving from H. G. Adams' Hummingbirds 1856. Henry Gardiner Adams (1812~1881) was a prolific poet writer and editor specializing in educational books for young people. He wrote the text for several of the books in the Young Naturalist's Library including Nests and Eggs of British Birds (1855) etc. His other works include a biography of the explorer David Livingstone (1867).