Anna's is the most common hummingbird in southern
California, and one of only two species that are
permanent residents of the US or Canada (Allen's
is the other). Unlike most other hummers, Anna's
has a (minimal) song. Anna's and other
hummingbirds vigorously defend their feeding
territories which, although often as small as a
few clumps of fuchsias, provide adequate nectar
and small nectar-feeding insects. From July to
late fall, however, transient and juvenile birds
disregard territorial claims, and competition at
feeders increases greatly.
Average weight: male 4.31 g, female 4.07 g. The
Anna's is the largest hummingbird seen on the
Adult male: Metallic green back, dark rose-red
crown and gorget, grayish breast.
Adult female: Green back, grayish-white breast,
white throat with some red spots, white tips on
outer tail feathers.
Juveniles: Young of both sexes look like the
adult female, but may have unmarked throats.
Observed in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho,
Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia
(resident on Vancouver Island)
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