Smallest of the North American birds, they are found only in the New World.
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte ánna Common west of the Rockies male Annas are the only hummers which have colored throat feathers against a white background.
This guy is Hulk. He lives and protects three feeders in our yard in Goleta. Notice his "Cauliflower" peak. It didn't get that way being nice to other males. Goleta, CA
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte ánna Hulk's dark throat and head coloration are seen better after a slight distraction. Ounce for ounce, Anna males can handle themselves quite readily. Goleta, CA
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte ánna Home feeders are a good way to attract hummingbirds. This simple feeder is a hit in our backyard, One part sugar, four parts water makes a great solution. Goleta, CA
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte ánna Anna's love to frequent home feeders. Goleta, CA
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte ánna Unfortunately bees like to visit the feeders too. During these types of confrontations you can see how adapted the hummingbird is to flying backwards, forwards, up and down and sideways. Goleta, CA