Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
This beautiful hummingbird is present year round in the northern regions of the Sonoran Desert. Adult males have a rose/reddish-orange iridescent helmet. They can easily be lured to backyard hummingbird feeders.
Length: 4 in.
Diet: Nectar and small insects
Did You Know?
"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.