Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Code 4

ANHU

Code 6

CALANN

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Anna's Hummingbird has a fairly large breeding range of nearly half a million square kilometers. It occurs in a variety of open habitats and gardens near the Pacific coast from around Vancouver south to northern Baja California in Mexico. It also occurs in southern Arizona, and during the winter, wanders to parts of southern Alaska, British Columbia, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. The breeding population of this bird species is 5 million individuals, and is large and stable enough to warrant a conservation rating of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Anna's Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird; male has bronze-green upperparts, dull gray underparts. Hood and throat are iridescent red, may appear black or dark purple in low light; broken white eye-ring is usually visible. Tail is dark green with black outer tail feathers. Feeds on nectar, insects, spiders, and sap.

 

Range and Habitat

Anna's Hummingbird: Resident from southern British Columbia southward; casual to southern Alaska. Some winter from Baja California to Texas. Their habitat varies from the desert to the mountains to the coastal areas along the west coast, in areas including chaparral, brushy oak woodlands and gardens.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chip" , "chee-chee-chee-chee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Anna's Hummingbirds consume more insects than any other North American hummingbird.
  • Increased planting of ornamental, flowering plants, due to development in California over the past fifty years, has allowed these birds to greatly expand their breeding range.
  • Their hearts beat at 1260 beats per minute.
  • A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "glittering", " hover", "shimmer", and "tune" of hummingbirds.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Yury Lisyak

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Outer tail feathersX
The tail feathers farthest from the center.
GorgetX
A small iridescent patch on the throat of a hummingbird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X