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 Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)




Anna's Hummingbird | Calypte anna photo
Anna's Hummingbird male -- Mrs. Paton's feeders, Patagonia, Arizona, USA

Photograph by Mdf. GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

Anna's Hummingbird | Calypte anna photo
female Anna's Hummingbird hovering

Photograph by Matthew Field. License: Free Art License.  (view image details)

Anna's Hummingbird | Calypte anna photo
Anna's Hummingbird drinking from feeder in San Diego County.

Photograph by Albolar. GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD FACTS

Description
Anna's Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird with glossy green back, green sides and grey underside and a dark tail. The bill is long, thin and straight. Males have a red crown and throat. Anna's Hummingbird is the only hummingbird with a red crown. Females and juveniles have a green crown, grey throat with some red, and white tips on the tail.

Size
about 9cm

Environment
open woodland, shrubland, mountain meadows

Food
feeds on nectar from flowers using their long tongue. Also catches insects in flight. They sometimes eat tree sap.

Breeding
The female builds a large cup shaped nest in a shrub or tree. The nest is made of small twigs, lichen, moss bound with spider web, and lined with down.

Range
breeds along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Arizona.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:Calypte
Species:anna
Common Name:Anna's Hummingbird


Relatives in same Genus
  Costa's Hummingbird (C. costae)