English and Scientific names:

Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

Number of individuals: 

1 adult male, full adult plumage.

Locality: LOUISIANA: 

Lafayette Parish

Specific Locality:

Home of Bob and Jackie Jumonville, Lafayette, LA.

Date(s) when observed:

First observed 1/7/06. Banded 1/8/06. Last observed 1/8/06.

Time(s) of day when observed:  


Reporting observer and address:

Dave Patton

Lafayette, LA

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):


Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)

Bob Jumonville

Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):


Optical equipment: 


Distance to bird(s): 


Duration of observation:



Urban backyard

Behavior of bird: 



Full adult male. Fresh plumage. Brilliant red crown and throat with a purplish cast. Green back. Dark tail with silver in the webbing. Greenish gray breast and belly. Fresh primaries that were all about the same width, a Calypte characteristic. Tail = 34, wing cord = 49.45, exposed culmen = 18.66, wt = 4.77g.
see photos.


Sharp chits, and scritchy song.

Similar species:

The Costa's is in the same genus, but smaller and a violet color to the gorget. The Costa's wing cord is 42.3-46.5mm, and the tail 21.0-24.7mm. (Pyle)

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

In hand photos by Dave Patton

Previous experience with this species: 

Banded a few

Identification aids:

Hummingbirds of NA, Sheri Williamson

This description is written from: 

Notes taken during banding.

Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 




Dave Patton

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