Common Name: Humming Bird


Scientific Name: Calypte anna


Name Origin/ Meaning: Named after Anna Massena, the duchess of Rivoli

1802–1887

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Bird Family: Trochilidae.




Adult Size: 3.9 to 4.3 in





Images: (must be uploaded to the website and inserted, not copied and pasted)

Male:

  • Breeding:annabreed.jpg




  • Male Non breeding:Anna's_hummingbird.jpg





  • Femaleannafemale.jpg


Calls: (Description and audio file)

chip chip

Life Expectancy: An average of 8.5 years



Identifying Characteristics:

Adult males have a metallic green back with a dark red head and throat.

Adult females have a green back and a white throat with some red spots.



Distinguishing Characteristics:

Small body with long, thin bill, very fast moving wings.


Migration Route,Timeline, and Range:


They are found from California east to far western Texas, north to southern British Columbia. They are a common year-round resident in lower elevations of southern and central Arizona.


Seasons(s) species resides in the Mingus Park Forest:

They live in a wide variety of habitats, including open woods, grasslands, forests and deserts. Recently they have been found more often in backyard gardens where hummingbird feeders and exotic plantings provide them with food throughout the year.


Habitat Description:

They live in a wide variety of habitats, including open woods, grasslands, forests and deserts. Recently they have been found more often in backyard gardens where hummingbird feeders and exotic plantings provide them with food throughout the year.


Nesting Location:



Nest/ Egg Description:

The nest is small and cup-shaped, lined with soft material such as human or animal hair, spider web fibers, fibers from fabric, and feathers

Social Behavior: (solitary, gregarious, etc.)

Fast pace, excited, easily scared.

Diet:

Nectar from various flowers using a long extendable tongue or small insects.

Interesting Facts:

Only bird that is know to fly backwards.
Their hearts beat at 1260 beats per minute.

Resources:

http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Anna%27s%20Hummer.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna%27s_hummingbird

Created By Trent Christensen ' 2016

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