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Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

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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?

Saguaro

The average life span of a saguaro cactus is 150 years, but some plants may live more than 200 years. A 20 foot tall saguaro weighs approximately 1 ton (2000 pounds).