Anna’s Hummingbird


Anna’s Hummingbird has a glossy green back and grey underneath  with green flanks.  They have long slender straight bills.

They are known for their magnificent red head.

Anna’s Hummingbird – male

The female builds a deep cup-shaped nest of soft fibers lined with hair and feathers. The nests will be built in a shrub or tree, sometimes in vines or on wires.

Anna’s Hummingbird nest with Mother raising 2 baby birds.

In some parts of their range the Anna’s hummingbird is a permanent resident. They are the only hummingbird regularly seen in winter along the west coast, from British Columbia, south to Arizona. They are the only hummingbird that will stay the winter in northern climates. There are enough winter flowers and food in these areas to allow them to do this.

A female Anna’s Hummingbird working hard to find the holes on the feeder. January 2009

he Anna’s hummingbird  feeds on nectar from flowers and feeders. They also feed on insects and spiders that they catch in mid air or take off of tree trunks and branches. Sometimes they will also eat tree sap.

Unlike most hummingbirds, the Anna’s hummingbird sings during courtship. They are very territorial.


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Anna’s Hummingbird hand-feeding

Anna’s Hummingbird singing in video

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