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California Hummingbirds–Archilochus alexandri (Black-chinned Hummingbird)

3.  Archilochus alexandri (Black-chinned Hummingbird)  When compared to other hummingbirds, the black-chinned hummingbird has a smaller head, thinner neck, and a much more slender body.  The black-chinned hummingbird is about 3 inches in length, has long wings with blunt curved … Continue reading

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California Hummingbirds–Calypte Anna (Anna’s Hummingbird)

2.  Calypte anna, Anna’s Hummingbird.  This is a common backyard bird, and a year-round resident in most areas.  The Anna’s Hummingbird is one of only three species that are permanent residents of the United States (Allen’s and Costa’s are the … Continue reading

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California Hummingbirds–Selashorus sasin (Allen’s Hummingbird)

While 27 species of hummingbirds have been documented in the United States, only 14 of those are documented in California.  1.  Selashorus sasin (Allen’s Hummingbird)   About 3” long with long, straight, thin black bill.  Male Description Adult males have an … Continue reading

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More Hummingbird-Attracting Plants!

Abelia floribunda, Mexican abelia Abelia grandiflora, Glossy abelia Abelia species, Abelia Abutilon x hybridum, Flowering maple Abutilon megapotamicum, Trailing flowering maple Acacia, Acacia Aechmea, Aechmea Aesculus californica, California buckeye Aesculus carnea, Red horsechestnut Aesculus glabra, Ohio Buckeye Aesculus hippocastanum, Horsechestnut … Continue reading

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Perfect Hummingbird Flowers

Since the floral needs of hummingbirds are so specialized, if the hummingbird gardener offers the right flowers, you are almost guaranteed a hummingbird will visit your garden to seek out your nectar source(s).  Hummingbirds and the flowers they pollinate evolved … Continue reading

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Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

The most successful hummingbird gardens attract hummingbirds with a combination of feeders and bright, vivid floral displays of red, pink, or orange, purple, blue, and yellow nectar-filled flowers.  This combination not only attracts more hummingbirds, but it also encourages some … Continue reading

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