About 8 hours of hand made work. By Woman from Saraguro-Ecuador.
Glass beads (not plastic).
Inspired by an Ecuadorian native hummingbird. "Blue-throated hillstar"
- Handmade earrings.
- Eco friendly earrings.
- Fair trade earrings.
- Nature earrings
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Hummingbird “Blue-throated hillstar” - Earrings
The “Blue-throated hillstar”. Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus is a hummingbird found only in a small portion of the southwestern Andes in Ecuador (about 28,000 acres), not surpassing 3700 m.
The preferred habitat of the blue-throated hillstar is grassland with patches of shrubs in the Andean paramo.
It was observed feeding most frequently from Chuquiraga jussieui.
It was discovered in 2017.