male (California, USA; 2007-09-23)

Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna

Native Range: North America

Notes: probably the most common "hummer in California; male's courtship display includes a steep dive ending with a loud "tewk" as his tail feathers cut through the air; all hummingbirds lap nectar with their long protrusible tongues (as opposed to sipping nectar through what otherwise appear to be straw-like bills); most hummers also feed on small flying insects while hovering and flying. Nests are lovely cups woven from lichen, mosses, and spider silk.

female (California, USA; 2007-08-04)

male hovering (California, USA; 2006-03-18)

female nectaring (California, USA; 2007-04-28)

female (California, USA; 2007-06-10)

male backside (California, USA; 2011-04-10)
female backside (California, USA; 2007-06-10)
juvenile sticking out tongue (California, USA; 2006-03-25) female on nest (California, USA; 2006-04-22)
male (California, USA; 2009-03-15) male sticking out tongue (California, USA; 2007-09-23)
female nectaring (California, USA; 2007-04-28)