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Anna’s Hummingbird

Commonly seen in open woodlands, shrubby areas, back yards and parks, Anna’s Hummingbird is the most widespread hummingbird on North America’s Pacific slope.

Stephen Kress & Elissa Wolfson
Posted: April 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m. PDT

Anna's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird.

Excerpted from "Meet the Hummers” in "Popular Birding Series: Hummingbirds,” published by publisher, I-5 Publishing.

Anna’s Hummingbird is the most widespread hummingbird on North America’s Pacific slope. This adaptable bird species often lives in human habitats. During courtship, a male Anna’s Hummingbird stakes out territory over a flower patch with a rich nectar supply. A female Anna’s Hummingbird enters the male’s territory, mates and then leaves to build a nest. Unlike similar hummingbirds, Anna’s Hummingbird is not migratory.

Anna’s Hummingbird Quick Fact
Genus and species: Calypte anna
Habitat: Anna’s Hummingbird is common in open woodlands, shrubby areas, back yards and parks.
Flight field marks: This hummingbird’s tail is held stationary and aligned with the body and has gray-edged tail feathers.
Sitting field marks: short, straight bill; long, sloping forehead; dark head with pale eye-ring. Male Anna’s Hummingbirds have iridescent, rose-red crowns and throats; the females have gray breasts and a red patch in the center of their throats.
Voice: The call sounds squeaking and grating, and the feeding call is "chick.”
Nesting: The female Anna’s Hummingbird builds a nest using plant down and spider webs, camouflaged by lichens. She lays one to three pure-white eggs, then incubates and feeds the chicks.
Feeding: tiny insects, spiders and flower nectar from red-flowering currant and fuchsia.

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