Annas Hummingbird

Distribution / Range

They were originally confined to Baja California in northwestern Mexico ranging to northern California, yet remaining west of Sierra Nevada. However, over the past 50 years, they have expanded their territory considerably, due to the planting of ornamental flowering plants and availability of garden feeders.


They are now also found in South Alaska, southern Canada (British Columbia where they are resident on Vancouver Island), Saskatchewan in South-central Canada and many of the central and eastern states of the United States.


Those found within their normal range along the Pacific Coast are permanent resident; while those in the eastern part of their nesting range move westward towards the coast after the breeding season; and some of those will wander far to the east and north. This being said, large numbers of them migrate from California to winter in southern Arizona.


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Annas Hummingbird

Annas Hummingbird

Bill Shape
needle
Eats
commercial-instant-nectars
sugar-water
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
florida
georgia
idaho
kansas
louisiana
maryland
mexico
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nevada
new mexico
new york
north carolina
ohio
oklahoma
oregon
quebec
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
forked-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
flocks
soaring
zigzag
Markings
plain
Sounds
trilling
clear
Location
high flying
low flying
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
chaparral
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
fields
flats
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
various
sheen
black
blue
gray
green
Body Shape
hummingbird
Size
tiny
small
Order
hummingbirds - trochilidae, phaethornithinae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species