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Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte Anna

Description:

Anna’s Hummingbirds are among the most common hummingbirds along the Pacific Coast, yet they're anything but common in appearance. With their iridescent emerald feathers and sparkling rose-pink throats, they are more like flying jewelry than birds. Though no larger than a ping-pong ball and no heavier than a nickel, Anna’s Hummingbirds make a strong impression. In their thrilling courtship displays, males climb up to 130 feet into the air and then swoop to the ground with a curious burst of noise that they produce through their tail feathers. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunit...

Habitat:

foothills

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27 Comments (1–25)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

True Karen ,hummingbirds are intelligent!!
Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.
http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/facts.......

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Karen, I would really love to study other hummingbirds like the Rufous in detail. Anna's is the most common bird ,out here.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

They are one of my favorite visitors. They show a lot of intelligence and awareness. And it never ceases to amaze me to see these guys flying around on a snowy day and coming to my feeders

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you ,Mona.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Lovely..

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you, Satyen! :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely one Jemma!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you ,Gerardo!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Fantastic great shot !

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Salutations,Chief:)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you for all the comments and likes.I love hummingbirds.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you ,Becca.

Becca147
Becca147 8 years ago

That's truly amazing!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you, Landmark!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

beautiful~

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

thank you , Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Super shot Jemma. Well done.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you ,Cindy.

Nice one Emma!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you ,Sandra!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

Gorgeous !!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you, Madrigal.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank yo Reiko! :)

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice.

Hema
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Hema

Walnut Creek, California, United States

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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