Anna’s Hummingbird

(Calypte anna)

Anna’s hummingbird is among the most common hummingbirds along the Pacific Coast of Oregon. It is the only hummingbird to spend the winter in northern climates.


Barely bigger than a golf ball, they average 3 to 4 inches in length and have a bronze-green back, a pale grey chest and belly, and green flanks. Its bill is long, straight and slender. Males have a rose-pink head and throat.

Diet and habitat 
They hover before flowers looking for nectar and insects. Anna’s hummingbirds are common in yards, parks, residential streets, riverside woods and coastal scrub.

Predators and threats 
They have a wide variety of predators for such a small bird, including snakes and western scrub jays.

The female raises the young without the assistance of the male. The female bird builds the nest in a shrub or tree, or in vines or on wires.


9755 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 210        
Portland, OR 97225        
Phone: 971-673-2944        
Fax: 971-673-2946

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