Definition of Anna's hummingbird in English:

Anna's hummingbird


  • A North American hummingbird which lives chiefly in California. The male has an iridescent rose-red head and throat.

    Calypte anna, family Trochilidae

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The Anna's Hummingbird feeds on a large variety of flowers as well as insects and spiders.’
    • ‘The Anna's Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird with a relatively short, straight bill and a long sloping forehead.’
    • ‘Anna's Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) are probably the most common species of hummingbird found at our Tucson hummingbird feeders during the winter.’


Anna's hummingbird

/ˌanəz ˈhəmiNGbərd/ /ˌænəz ˈhəmɪŋbərd/


Mid 19th century named after Anna, the wife of Prince François Massena (c1795–1863), Duc de Ravoli, who obtained the original specimen.