Reference numberCLP/15i/53
TitlePaper, 'Of the humming bird' by Robert Southwell
DateOctober 1697
DescriptionSouthwell recounts Mr Fovey's observations from the island of Nevis in theWest Indies, including a description of hummingbirds (Trochilidae) and how they 'suck their food from the blossoms of trees, and feed their young with such honey or juices as they suck from hence'.

Subject: Zoology / Ornithology

Read to the Royal Society on 20 October 1697
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/7/123
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8282Southwell; Sir; Robert (1635 - 1702); diplomat and government official1635 - 1702
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