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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.

A walk through my garden taking time to smell the roses and watch an Anna's Hummingbird and Gulf Fritillary pollenate Scabiosa Black Knight

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.