Helga Maribel Sanchez-Seda
“El Colibrí Maravilloso/The Marvelous Spatuletail Hummingbird”, 2021, 6″ x 6″, malmischiato , filati, smalti, stained glass, Apoxie sculpt
Bird: Loddigesia mirabilis
Everytime I see hummingbirds I feel connected with the beauty and the magic of nature. But this one just takes my breath away.
It is important for all of us to understand how our ways and behaviors are placing so many unique species and our planet in danger. It is our responsibility to change, educate our generations and move on to preserve and to keep our planet safe. It is one of the greatest gifts of life that money can’t buy.
The Marvelous Spatuletail is found only on the forest edges, near the Utcubamba River (a tributary of the Amazon) in Northern Perú, it is a real, unique, and endemic beauty. There are fewer than 1,500 of these birds left. Due to habitat loss, small population size, and limited range, the marvelous spatuletail is evaluated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES.