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1963 Color Print Heloise Hummingbird Albescent Laelia Orchid Animal Mexico HMX1

1963 Color Print Heloise Hummingbird Albescent Laelia Orchid Animal Mexico HMX1

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"Atthis Helosia"

This is an original 1963 color print by Rafael Montes de Oca of a pair of Atthis Helosia, commonly known as the Heloise Hummingbird. With an averge lngth of 69 mm., the Heloise male boast a metallic reddish purple throat with their lateral feathers extending backwards and outwards. Their tail is reddish at the base and is followed by a wide black band, which come to white tips. The female's throat is white with diminutive bronze colored spots. The bird's distribution covers most of Mexico, from Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas, to Oaxaca, and reaches as far north as Arizona. The Heloise is one of the smallest known species of hummingbird. The pictured orchid is Laelia Albida, commonly known as Albescent Laelia, and is known to grow in the Mexican States of Puebla, Veracrus, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Jalisco, and Nayarit.

CONDITION

This 50+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11.5 x 15.75 inches; 29 x 40 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Montes de Oca, Rafael. There is no visible artist signature.

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