Anna’s Hummingbird

Calypte anna

This common hummingbird of the Pacific Coast weighs no more than a nickel. Yet it will defend its territory with gusto, harassing and dive-bombing other hummingbirds as well as much larger birds that dare to approach its food sources. It may even “buzz” humans and their pets. Anna’s Hummingbirds are green and gray overall. The males have iridescent emerald feathers and fuchsia throats.

Fun Fact:
Female hummingbirds use spider webs to "glue" together their nests, sticking bits of bark and lichen on the outside for camouflage.

What’s for Lunch:
Nectar, insects, and spiders

Where’s Home:
Chaparral and coastal sage scrub, year-round