Punch, 20 (1851), 229.
The Feast of the Humming-Birds
Ornithology, Animal Behaviour
Noting that 'Certain insects are coloured by their food', suggests that John Gould's hummingbirds at the Zoological Society Gardens must have eaten coloured jewels to produce their magnificent colours. Thinks the birds are greater marvels than the hippopotamus and baby elephant on display at the gardens.
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