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Young anna's hummingbird

Calypte anna


The male is easily identified by his song which is thin and reedy,even when, as with this one, he is still in juvenile plumage, with only a spot of red hinting at the red he will eventually have on throat and head


He was giving the aerial mating display as well as singing. Seems late in the year, even though they are non migrants He let me get within about 10 feet to take the photos

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Aug 19, 2012

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