Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird - Photo credit Steve Byland, Bigstock

Description

Anna's Hummingbirds are one of the more common hummingbird species on the Pacific Coast. The males have a bright rosy pink crown and throat and the feathers on their backs is an emerald green. Their bellies are a grayish color. The color on their head and throat looks darker and more red when they're not in direct sunlight. The females are mostly gray and green, but they do have a small pink patch at the center of their throat.

 

Where you might see them

Anna's Hummingbirds reside in California all along the Pacific Coast and up into Oregon. They can also be found in southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico.

 

Sources: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides) and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 

Hummingbird Migration

HummingbirdEach year hummingbirds travel between their summer breeding grounds and their wintering grounds. Most of the hummingbirds that breed in the US travel south to Mexico or Central America for the winter.

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