• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Anna's Hummingbird

(Calypte anna)
 
Anna's Hummingbird
A male Anna's Hummingbird displays its red gorget near Baker Beach.
Will Elder, NPS
 

Natural History: Anna's Hummingbird feeds on nectar from a variety of flowering plants, small insects, and sap. It hovers and probes for nectar and gleans for insects. It takes cover in woodland and scrub habitats. It nests above ground in a variety of locations. It breeds from mid-December to mid-August.

General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in coastal scrub and all forest areas. It breeds within the Presidio.

Frequency: This species is common all year.

Identifying Characteristics: This hummingbird has a red throat. The males also have a red crown and the females are a dark green above.

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Did You Know?

Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States

While visiting the Presidio in August 1923, General Pershing learned that President Warren Harding had died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. It was Pershing's duty to accompany the body of the late President back to Washington D.C