Named for Royalty

Today’s post is of a fun or somewhat less serious nature, but I hope you will still find it informative. Did you know that some hummingbird species have been named after royalty? Well, it is true. Here are a few examples.                                                                                             

The Anna’s Hummingbird was named for a 19th-century duchess, Anna Massena.

The Magnificent Hummingbird was formally known As Rivoli’s Hummingbird. This bird was named after M. Massena, the Duke of Rivoli, in 1829 by French naturalist, Rene P. Lesson, because of its royal appearance.    
There may be others, but these are the ones that I know of currently. If you know of any others please feel free to share that information with us. Then we can all share in the additional knowledge. 

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