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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
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Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Anna's Hummingbird male

General Description: Anna's Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) are tiny birds with long bills. They hover in front of flowers and feed on nectar. Males have a large iridescent gorget (head and throat feathers) that is brilliant reddish-purple when the sun hits it right. The gorget covers the top of the head and the throat. Females have a small iridescent throat patch and the top of the head is green.

Taxonomy: Apodiformes, Trochilidae, Trochilinae.

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna), female
Anna's Hummingbird female

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub with flowers, but yards with feeders are favored too.

Where to Find: Anyplace in the desert with a hummingbird feeder.

Comments: Historically, hummingbirds were summer visitors to the Las Vegas area, but with so many feeders, Anna's Hummingbirds now stay in town all year. Other species mostly leave during winter.

In the wild, Anna's feed on many species of flowering plants, but mostly those with red flowers. However, they do feed on other colors, including yellow creosote bush flowers, which seems unlikely.

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) If you were a tasty little gnat or a flower full of nectar, this might be the last face you ever see!
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Male looking away from the sun...
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
... male looking towards the sun
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Hovering at feeder, wings back
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Hovering with wings forward
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Anna's Hummingbird male
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Females don't get as much color as males, but they sure are pretty
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Female at flower
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Female feeding on tubular flower
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Female with her head and face feathers all fluffed up
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Female collecting nesting material
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Juvenile
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Juvenile
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Juvenile
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Juvenile
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Anna's Hummingbird on snow plant
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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