Posts tagged with ‘Venezuela’

Doña Bárbara by Rómulo Gallegos

An interesting fact about Rómulo Gallegos: he was the first democratically elected president of Venezuela, in 1948 (although only for a few months before losing power to a coup d’état). He was a writer before he was a politician; Doña Bárbara was published in 1929. It is, of course, my book from Venezuela for the Read The […]

Hummingbird names

Roddy has a list of some interesting names of birds found in India over at Vitamin Q. I can’t resist adding some of the species of hummingbird found in Venezuela: Glowing Puffleg Mountain Velvetbreast Lazuline Sabrewing Golden-bellied Starfrontlet Spangled Coquette Gorgetted Woodstar Forktailed Woodnymph White-necked Jacobin Fiery Topaz White-vented Plumeleteer Black-eared Fairy White-bearded Hermit Pale-tailed […]