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Anna's Hummingbird ~ Calypte anna

The Anna's Hummingbird is the largest and most common Hummingbird on the West coast. The Anna's Hummingbird is a common visitor to feeders ( hummingbird feeder recipe). We have a long list of plants that the Anna's Hummingbird will feed upon (see our Hummingbird Garden list). Some of these plants become the center point for a territorial battle between hummingbirds as they vie for feeding rights. The male Anna's Hummingbird has a spectacular ruby throat. The red markings extend through the forehead. The first year and female Anna's Hummingbirds are grey and green and pretty hard to distinguish.Attract hummingbirds to your garden.

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird approaching a feeder. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Anna's Hummingbird

Closeup of Anna's Hummingbird on a dead branch of an orange tree waiting for its turn at the feeders.