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Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird


The Anna’s Hummingbird was named after Anna Massena, Duchess of Rivoli, a European noblewoman in Italy during the 19th century.


Due to their high metabolism, they must eat constantly, feasting on nectar and insects, giving them energy for flapping their wings at incredible speeds.





Food Preferences


Food Preferences of the Anna's Hummingbird


The Anna's Hummingbird requires a constant energy source (nectar) and protein source (insects).


Its very high metabolism is due to the incredible speed with which it flaps its wings, continuously burning the food it has consumed for fuel.


After feeding from the nectar of flowers, the Food Preferences of the Anna's Hummingbird hummingbird carries the pollen to other flowers.


Anna’s are known for consuming more insects than the typical hummingbird. The Anna’s favorite plants include Eucalyptus, Red-Hot Poker, tree tobacco and red gooseberry. In a pinch, the Anna’s will resort to eating tree sap.


Sadly enough, occasionally bees and wasps may become impaled on the bill of an Anna's Hummingbird, causing the bird to starve to death.




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