The Glitter in the Green

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No family of birds has quite the compelling allure offered by the hummingbird. For centuries they have captured our imaginations: revered by Native Americans, coveted by European collectors and admired worldwide for their jewel-like plumage, acrobatic flight and immense character. Small in stature yet fiercely tenacious, they have conquered every habitat imaginable: from boreal woodlands to deserts, mangrove swamps to active volcanoes, and on islands both tropical and sub-polar. 'The Glitter in the Green' takes us on an unforgettable journey in search of the most remarkable examples of this wildly variable family.