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Anna's and Rufous Hummingbirds

Description:

Two Anna's and one Rufous (I think) in competition for control of the food source

Habitat:

Urban garden, San Diego, S California

Notes:

It seems to me that the competition is not just for food, but that he who dominates a secure food source wins the mate.

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2 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

The scientific name for the Anna's is (Calypte anna), and the scientific name for the Rufous is (Selasphorus rufus). But I am pretty sure that what you think is a Rufous, is really an Allan's (Selasphorus sasin).

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

A delightful action shot!

Ken Barratt
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Ken Barratt

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2013

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