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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.

Habitat:

Feeding on flowering plants in the parking lot at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve near Half Moon Bay, CA.

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11 Comments

MaithiliSave
MaithiliSave 9 years ago

Nice

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Amazing pictures

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Thanks Patty. I was extremely lucky to get this incredible combination of colors and lighting.

patty
patty 9 years ago

Lovely pictures and stunning hummingbirds =)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Great photos ! - I agree they are like flying pieces of jewellery -lovely birds.

aldrin
aldrin 9 years ago

beautiful! :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

How lovely! And I love the color combination between the bird & the agustache!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Amazing photos

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Cindy, Thanks for the help with the plant ID. I definitely agree it's African Cornflag.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hi Donna, great photo. I love the color on the Anna's! It looks like it's feeding on a African Cornflag - Chasmanthe floribunda

DonnaPomeroy
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DonnaPomeroy

San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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