• Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

    15 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    In the midst of a global pandemic, medical professionals have been heralded as heroes, with some even rising to the status of pop culture icons - even as some supposedly advanced nations have been plummeting into the depths of anti-science superstition lately. But one nation that bestows physicians with the respect they deserve is Jamaica, where the national bird is a hummingbird known as the “doctor bird” - the Red-billed Streamerbird. I can think of no higher honor.
    Aïthurus polytmus , a family of Red-billed Streamerbirds depicted in a print dated between 1820 and 1860 from the Special...
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