Fine art illustration of a Xantus’s Hummingbird (Basilinna xantusii.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The drawing of a Xantus’s Hummingbird was completed on 11.3.2013. There are times I become fairly obsessed with an animal, and I won’t be able to move on until I’ve drawn it. I Needed one more species of hummingbird to complete a collage of North American hummingbirds. I learned of the Xantus’s Hummingbird and decided that was what I Was looking for. But being a bird with a fairly small range there weren’t a lot of reference photos to work from. So I had to create the drawing based on an amalgam of what was available. I love the coloration of this bird – especially the green, white and black head.