Ruby Throated Hummingbird Pin

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Pin

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This completed ruby-throated hummingbird is an exact copy of the Audubon identification card in the summer box (accession number 2016.0117.056). It is delicately posed on a twig, and the body is small and delicate, with a thin beak. The colors are vibrant and realistic, and there is a bright red streak that is identifiable under the beak. When Mr. Oka was carving birds like this, one of the most challenging parts was making the 2D outline into a 3D form. The curves that Mr. Oka is able to capture is amazingly realistic.
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wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm
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Gift of Jane Oka
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
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National Museum of American History
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