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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Anna's Hummingbird male -- Mrs. Paton's feeders, Patagonia, Arizona, USA
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female Anna's Hummingbird hovering
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Anna's Hummingbird drinking from feeder in San Diego County.
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ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD FACTSDescription
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.
open woodland, shrubland, mountain meadows
feeds on nectar from flowers using their long tongue. Also catches insects in flight. They sometimes eat tree sap.
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.
breeds along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Arizona.
Relatives in same Genus
Costa's Hummingbird (C. costae)