Trinidad is sometimes referred to as the “ Land of the Hummingbird ” because 18 different species of hummingbird have been recorded on the island. “ Land of the Hummingbird ” is also believed to have been the Amerindian name for Trinidad .
Hummingbirds are wild animals and aren’t suited for domestication. They require a specific diet and environment to thrive that are only possible in the wild. They are protected under the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, so it’s illegal to own one .
Indeed, the hummingbird is the premier national symbol of the country and the most used of all national symbols.
|Native name: Cairi Iëre (Arawak) Tukusi La Isla de la Trinidad Nickname: Land of the Hummingbird|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
|Capital city||Port of Spain|
loud “wee, wee, wee, wu-weeeee.” The Black Hawk- Eagle is considered to be a rare bird. After all, this species only nests every two or three years. Still there have been sightings of the bird recorded in Trinidad in the past nine years. And remember, they have been seen at Spring Hill!
Toucans belong to the family Ramphastidae which is indigenous to Latin America. The Channel-billed Toucan,however, is restricted to South America and Trinidad . The Channel-billed Toucan is a rain forest canopy dweller that forages for fruit and insects. Some species are even known to steal other birds’ eggs.
You will not get sick or catch diseases by touching a hummingbird . There are no laws preventing a hummingbird from touching you however, it is illegal to trap, hold, or control a hummingbird without a permit.
It is illegal in the United States to keep a hummingbird as a pet . The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 makes it illegal to capture, possess, or kill many species of birds, including hummingbirds , without a permit.
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Coat of arms , the principal part of a system of hereditary symbols dating back to early medieval Europe, used primarily to establish identity in battle. Arms evolved to denote family descent, adoption, alliance, property ownership, and, eventually, profession.
The Coat of Arms is the seal of state of the Government, arguably the most important of the National Emblems and is located at the top of all government documents.
HERALDIC SYMBOLS AND THEIR MEANINGS (Glossary) ABYSS: The honor point of the shield, the very center. ACORN: The symbol of plenty, also used in coats of arms as a pun on the name (Canting arms ) ANCHOR: The emblem of hope, usually painted with a rope attached. ANNULET: A ring, the symbol of strength.