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Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

Description:

This handsome guy was loving a feeder on the deck. It wasn't bothered by my camera flash so I was able to keep clicking to capture his amazing flight. "Anna’s Hummingbirds are mostly green and gray, without any rufous or orange marks on the body. The male's head and throat are covered in iridescent reddish-pink feathers that can look dull brown or gray without direct sunlight. 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."

Habitat:

Backyard deck at feeder. They are found throughout the west coast of Baja California, Mexico to BC, Canada. "Anna’s Hummingbirds are among the most common hummingbirds along the Pacific Coast, yet they're anything but common in appearance."

Notes:

See one at rest at my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/103...

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3 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Beautiful shot

Thank you Ava! :) I sure love taking them!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Cindy, your photos get more and more spectacular.

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.03

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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