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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird (Calpte anna) is one of the species of hummingbirds found on the West coast of the United States. They weigh just over 4 grams and are considered a medium-sized bird, but the largest on the west coast. 

Adult Female

Adult Male

These tiny little adult female birds are gray and green with a small pinkish/redish gorget (throat). The males have a larger pinkish/red gorget that extends to their head. 

The male and female Juveniles look like the female, but do not have the color on their gorget (throats).

Bath time

Here is a rare shot!

Taken at sunset, the lighting makes this pair appear more purple than a gray in color.

It was fun watching these two!

When they are sitting perched, the tip of their wings meet their tail.

Photo isn't perfect, but love that beak!

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