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Fledgling Anna’s Hummingbird

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Continuing with the Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna): As I mentioned in a previous post (Female Anna’s Hummingbird 11-04-2016), Anna’s hummingbirds do not form pairs. The female Anna’s hummingbird builds the nest, broods the eggs and cares for the young without … Continue reading

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Female Anna’s Hummingbird

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Like her male counterpart, the female Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) is mostly grey and greenish. However, she does not have his iridescent red head and gorget feathers, although the throat is sometimes blotched with a few red feathers. Anna’s hummingbirds … Continue reading

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Male Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) was named for Anne Debelle (1802 – 1887), a French courtier. Male Anna’s hummingbirds are mostly grey and greenish. The head and throat are covered in iridescent red feathers. Without direct sunlight, the head and throat … Continue reading

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