Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What a coincidence! Here's one with a full purple head now!

Deep magenta throat and crown of male Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna)

(click bird for larger image)

Yesterday I said that the male Anna's hummingbird can have a completely magenta head. On cue, my charming bride captured this image of a male in full display. I guess the male in the earlier pictures is either a hybrid species, a juvenile, or just a mutant. Perhaps it helps that the sky was overcast today.

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