I usually spend a lot of time embellishing hummingbird figures and this is a perfect example. This male bird's coat is covered with embroidered flowers and simple beadwork. The brilliance of color one the head of the real bird is indicated by using richly colored silk velvet. Never seen a read Rivoli? You have to go to AZ and NM. This is one of the larger hummingbirds seen in the United States, but is only found in a small region of the southwest. They are mostly found in dry pine-oak forests at elevations between 5,000 and 9.000 feet. During the breeding season they live in riparian zones with nests constructed high in trees overhanging streams. Males are a dark green with dark grey chests; bright lime green throats and brilliant purple heads.