Definition of Anna's hummingbird in English:

Anna's hummingbird

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noun

  • A North American hummingbird which lives chiefly in California. The male has an iridescent rose-red head and throat.
    • Calypte anna, family Trochilidae
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    • Male Anna's hummingbirds raised in isolation produce much simpler songs than do wild males.
    • You can also see more widely ranging North American hummingbird species such as the black-chinned, broad-tailed, rufous, calliope, Costa's, Allen's, and Anna's hummingbirds in this region.
    • Along the Pacific Coast, the large Anna's hummingbird may be found, as well as Allen's, black-chinned, broad-tailed, calliope, Costa's, and rufous hummingbirds.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Anna, the wife of Prince François Massena (circa1795–1863), Duc de Ravoli, who obtained the original specimen.

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