Anna's Hummingbird

About the Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the western coastal regions of North America. Known for their iridescent emerald feathering and rose-pink throats, males of this species are particularly striking. Females, while more subdued with grayish underparts and greenish upper parts, also have the characteristic bright pink throat spots.

This bird is notable for its year-round residency in its range, unlike many other hummingbirds that migrate. They can be found from southern Alaska to Baja California, adapting to various habitats including open woods, gardens, and coastal chaparral. Anna's Hummingbirds are a common sight at feeders and in gardens, where they feed on nectar from flowers and feeders alike. They also consume insects and spiders, which provide necessary protein.

The species is especially famous for the male's breathtaking courtship display; a high-speed dive from as high as 130 feet followed by a sharp, loud sound produced by their tail feathers at the bottom of the dive. This display is not just a mating call but also a territorial claim.

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