Anna's hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird is 3.9 to 4.3 inches long. It has a bronze-green back, a pale grey chest and belly, and green flanks. Its bill is long, straight and slender. The adult male has an iridescent crimson-red crown and throat, and a dark, slightly forked tail. Anna's is the only North American hummingbird species with a red crown. Females and juveniles have a green crown, a grey throat with some red markings, a grey chest and belly, and a dark, rounded tail with white tips on the outer feathers.

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The Anna's hummingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the west coast of North America. This bird was named after Anna Masséna, Duchess of Rivoli. More

Anna's Hummingbird is 3.9 to 4.3 inches (10 to 11 centimeters)long. It has a bronze-green back, a pale grey chest and belly, and green flanks. Its bill is long, straight and slender. The adult male has an iridescent crimson-red crown and throat, and a dark, slightly forked tail. Anna's is the only North American hummingbird species with a red crown. More

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The male Anna's hummingbird has iridescent magenta feathers on his head.Diet of the Anna's Hummingbird - The Anna's Hummingbird feeds on a large variety of flowers as well as insects and spiders. The Anna's Hummingbird eats more arthropods than most hummingbirds. It is not a myth that hummingbirds favor red flowers; however, sugar content takes preference over color. Behavior of the Anna's Hummingbird - Anna's Hummingbirds, like all hummingbirds, are incredible fliers. More

North American RangeThe Anna's Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird with a relatively short, straight bill and a long sloping forehead. Both males and females are bronze-green above, and gray below. Males are easy to distinguish from other hummingbirds as their entire heads and throats are bright iridescent red. Female have green heads, with a small amount of red on their throats. Females have black tails with white tips, while the males' tails are solid blackish-gray. More

The Anna's Hummingbird can primarily be found in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Despite the fact that it is native to only three countries, its range is massive, reaching nearly half a million square kilometers. The population of this bird species is at 1.5 million individual birds. The population of this bird at this time seems to be fairly stable and presents no immediate concerns for population decrease. More

Identification: Male Anna's hummingbirds have a rose-red crown and gorget (throat) that extends to the sides of the neck. Both the female and male are metallic (iridescent) green above and grayish white below. Females lack the red crown, but may have a red throat patch. Both have dark wings and tails, and the female has white tipped tail feathers. More

Anna's Hummingbirds are year-around residents here in Waldport, Oregon. They start mating in late December and early January. Watch a video clip of a male Anna's Hummingbird stretching his wings and flashing his gorget. Hummingbirds use their flashy gorgets to attract females. Few female Anna's could resist this handsome male. Anna's Hummingbird (Female) Anna's Hummingbird (Female) When we hear and see the male Anna's making his dive display for the females in late December, we hang a cotton ball under the eaves. More

The Anna's Hummingbird is the only hummingbird with a winter range primarily in the United States. Its mostly green body and iridescent red throat feathers make identifying it easy; the male also has a red head. Anna's Hummingbirds are highly territorial and often perch on the tip of a high branch where they constantly turn their head searching for intruders. The males will often sing on these perches - this is the only hummer in California to have a true song. More

Anna's hummingbird in a display dive A male Anna's hummingbird caught during a display dive, compiled from high speed video. At the bottom of the dive, the bird flares its tail for 60 milliseconds. The inner vanes of the bird's two outer tail feathers vibrate in the 50 mph airstream to produce a brief chirp. (Photo, audio and video by Christopher J. More

Anna's Hummingbirds live along the West Coast of North America. They are unusual in the US because they do not migrate very far. They may move up into the hills during the summer, then back down to lower elevations during the winter. Many of them remain in their home territory the year-round. Their range has been expanding northward in the last decade or so and now they can even be found up into British Columbia. More

A baby Anna's Hummingbird I found abandoned on the ground and calling to be fed. She was in a planter in the Math Science Quad and no mother was around. Photo by Jason Finley. Baby Anna's Hummingbird. They're usually fed every half hour and should never be on the ground to begin with. Photo by Jason Finley. More

The movements of Anna's Hummingbird after the nesting season can take it far beyond the limits of its breeding range. A vagrant Anna's may show up anywhere in the United States in the fall and winter. In recent years, they have become increasingly frequent visitors from southeast Alaska south along the coast to Mexico, and they may be fairly common in the desert areas of southeast California, southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico. More

Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna (formerly Archilochus anna), is a relatively sedentary West Coast species that breeds and overwinters primarily from extreme southwestern British Columbia south to Baja California. It is found year-round in California and very rarely wanders eastward in autumn. For locations in which it has been reported as a vagarnt, see list of Hummingbirds by U.S. States. Juvenile males are essentially indistinguishable from females, which resemble female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris. FIELD MARKS: Length is about 9cm (3.5"). More

ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD is distinguished from other species by the male's bright, iridescent red throat and crown. Our own Anna's Hummingbird is the only hummingbird species seen commonly year-round in the San Diego region. Even the ones breeding in the local mountains move down to lower elevations during the winter months. Plentiful flowering plants and residential feeders help sustain an increased population compared to a hundred years ago. More

Anna's hummingbird is not addicted to the shuttling flight so much used by those species in which the wings of the males are modified in such a way as to produce a metallic rattling sound. The actual mating, which is not often witnessed, has been described by Leroy W. More

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Original source: Kevin Cole from Pacific Coast, USA (User:Kevinlcole) external linkAuthor: Kevin Cole from Pacific Coast, USA (User:Kevinlcole) external linkPermission: Some rights reserved
Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Calypte
Species : anna
Authority : (Lesson, 1829)
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