• The Devil Made Me Do It

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Since I am an evangelical pastor down here in Mexico, I always feel a bit odd when I give visiting birders their first encounter with Lucifer. Of course, in my defense, this is not the actual Prince of Darkness I am talking about, but the Lucifer Hummingbird. And as a further clarification, it is generally agreed that this species' common name comes from the original meaning of the name “Lucifer”, which is “light bearer”, referring to its bright gorget, and not from some demonic avian characteristic. Still, the irony is not lost on me.
    The Lucifer Hummingbird is, depending on whom you...
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