One of my petite designs, this hummingbird doll is large on detail. The jacket is simple, with muted colors (as befits the female), but the adornments of hand-crocheted and beaded flowers down the front edge gives a lush, yet subtle look. This is an elegant little artdoll with a lovely face. A desert bird, Costa's Hummingbird breeds in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of CA and AZ. It departs the desert in the hottest days of summer, moving to chaparral, scrub, or woodland habitat where it feeds on nectar. Costa's Hummingbird populations appear to have experienced a slow decline between 1966 and 2015, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Loss of habitat, especially coastal scrub and Sonoran desert scrub, pose the most serious threat to this species.

Female Costa's Hummingbird Art Doll

Calypte costae

The body and clothing are handmade from recycled wool and linen fabrics; the beak is sculpted from polymer clay. The functional joints are made with buttons and linen cord.

14x7x6 inches


Carmen Alana Tibbets' Agosia Arts //Winter 2024