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HUMMINGBIRDS

VOLUME I

Written by esteemed avian biologist, John C. Arvin, and illustrated by three exceptional artists, Sangeetha Kadur, Raul Andrade, and Vydhehi Kadur, this large format, fine art book celebrates the exquisite beauty and amazing diversity of hummingbirds.

 

 The first of a two volume set, this first volume showcases the 127 species of hummingbird found throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.

 

For thousands of years, these dazzling little birds have captivated and inspired mankind. Hummingbird symbols and impressions can be found in prehistoric petroglyphs, deities, totems, costumes, pottery, and more.

PHOTO: NIKHIL VIRDI

 

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INDIA ORDERS

STANDARD EDITION

(Inclusive of 300 INR Shipping charge)


SPECIAL EDITION

This special edition box set of Hummingbirds: Volume 1 is limited to only 250 copies and includes a beautiful cloth bound clam-shell box and book with a gold-leaf inlay along with three fine-art prints signed and numbered by each artist!


(Inclusive of shipping and handling charges)


ABOUT THE BOOK

Size: 12 x 18 inches
Pages: 216
Full color plates: 100


 

From the world’s smallest bird, the Cuban Bee Hummingbird, which weighs less than a penny, to the South American Sword-billed Hummingbird, the only bird which has a bill longer than the length of its own body, hummingbirds have adapted to live and thrive in an incredible assortment of habitats. Found only in the Americas, over 370 species range from Canada to Chile and the Caribbean islands.

In celebration of these flying jewels, Gorgas Science Foundation has worked for years to publish volume one of a two volume set of large format, fine-art books which showcase the remarkable beauty and diversity of hummingbirds. Every species of hummingbird has been illustrated in a manner that showcases both male and female, an aspect of their behavior, and a glimpse into their natural environment.

The first of a two volume set, this first volume showcases the 127 species of hummingbird found throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.

Proceeds from the sale of this volume will help go towards the production and publication of volume 2


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

JOHN C ARVIN

SANGEETHA KADUR

RAUL ANDRADE

VYDHEHI KADUR





John has been studying the birds of Americas since childhood. He had a 30 year career leading birding tours throughout the Western Hemisphere with a heavy emphasis on Latin America, where he has traveled through most of the countries studying birds.

He spent much of his career in Peru and Ecuador, the epicenter of the Andes where hummingbird diversity peaks; he was able to achieve familiarity with about two thirds of the hummingbird species. Before retiring in 2010 to pursue personal research and writing, he worked for many years as an avian biologist for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.

Sangeetha is a wildlife artist who is driven by her deep appreciation for the natural world and art. She has traveled extensively documenting the Indian biodiversity on paper and canvas. She aspires to capture the essence of the natural world and bring people closer to conservation causes.

She has several commissioned projects to her credit and has illustrated for various notable publications and wildlife NGOs. Through ‘Greenscraps’, an initiative she co-founded, she shares her passion for creating art from natural history and hopes to inspire a new generation of nature and wildlife artists.

Raul was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1949; he immigrated to the US in 1955. Growing up in South Texas, he graduated as an art major from University of Texas Pan-American in 1974.

After teaching art for 20 years, Raul retired and devoted himself full time to his art. Raul has been painting for 30+ years and specializes in fish, birds, and other wildlife as well as portraits of the American Southwest, all suitable subjects for an avid outdoorsman. His artwork has been featured by many national organizations and publications.

Vydhehi enjoys being outdoors as much as she loves sitting at her drawing board. Eclectic interests in art, gardening, wildlife conservation, volunteering, traveling, driving on unknown roads, and cooking mean organized chaos describes everything she does just perfectly. Vydhehi’s Master of Arts in Landscape Studies.

A keen eye for detail serve her well as Creative Director for Felis Creations, a media company that works with globally renowned institutions like National Geographic and BBC. In addition, she has co-founded Muddy Waters Miniature Gardens, helping urban dwellers nurture their green thumbs. She has now begun a line of creatively reused merchandise that echoes the beauty of India’s natural heritage.


OPEN EDITION PRINTS

     

White-tipped Sicklebill
Eutoxeres aquila

Artist : Sangeetha Kadur


 Open Edition Print:
Framed Print
Rs. 7000
18” x 14”  on Hahnemühle Archival Paper
Unframed Print Rs. 2500/-
14” x 11”

Magenta-throated Woodstar Calliphlox bryantae &
Bahama Woodstar
Calliphlox evelynae

Artist : Raul Andrade


Open Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 7000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival PaperUnframed Print: Rs. 2500/-
14” x 11”

Green-fronted Lancebill
Doryfera ludovicae

Artist: Vydhehi Kadur


Open Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 7000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Unframed Print: Rs. 2500/-
14” x 11”


LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

 

Purple-throated Carib
Eulampis jugularis

Artist : Sangeetha Kadur


Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper
Unframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Rufous Sabrewing
Campylopterus rufus

Artist Vydhehi Kadur


 Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Unframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Cinnamon Hummingbird
Amazilia rutila

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl

Artist : Raul Andrade


 Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper
Unframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

     

White-tailed Sabrewing
Campylopterus ensipennis

Artist: Sangeetha Kadur


Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper
Unframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Wine-throated Hummingbird
Atthis ellioti
& Bumblebee Hummingbird
Atthis heloisa

Artist: Vydhehi Kadur


Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper
Unframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
& Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Artist : Sangeetha Kadur


Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Unframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

     

Violet-capped Hummingbird
Goldmania violiceps

Artist: Vydhehi Kadur


 Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival PaperUnframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Purple-crowned Fairy
Heliothryx barroti

Artist: Sangeetha Kadur


Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival PaperUnframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Panterpe insignis

Artist: Vydhehi Kadur


Limited Edition Print:
Framed Print: Rs. 10000
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival PaperUnframed Print: Rs. 6000/-
18” x 14” on Hahnemühle Archival Paper

 


BOOKMARKS

POSTCARDS

Set of three Hummingbirds bookmarks
2 inch X 6 inch
Price : Rs 150

Set of 6 Hummingbirds postcards
5 inch X 7 inch
Price : Rs 400