Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) - HBW 5, p. 672

French: Colibri d’Anna German: Annakolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Ana

Taxonomy: Ornismya Anna Lesson, 1829, San Francisco, California.
Genus often merged into Archilochus, and both have sometimes been subsumed into Selasphorus; however, in morphology, vocalizations and displays, members of present genus stand apart from the Selasphorus-Archilochus assemblage; alternatively, present genus sometimes merged into Mellisuga. Closely related to C. costae, with which has hybridized. Also hybridizes with Lampornis clemenciae; “Selasphorus floresii” usually reckoned to be hybrid of present species with S. sasin; “Trochilus violajugulum” probably hybrid of p.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Ornismya Anna Lesson, 1829, San Francisco, California.
Genus often merged into Archilochus, and both have sometimes been subsumed into Selasphorus; however, in morphology, vocalizations and displays, members of present genus stand apart from the Selasphorus-Archilochus assemblage; alternatively, present genus sometimes merged into Mellisuga. Closely related to C. costae, with which has hybridized. Also hybridizes with Lampornis clemenciae; “Selasphorus floresii” usually reckoned to be hybrid of present species with S. sasin; “Trochilus violajugulum” probably hybrid of present species with Archilochus alexandri. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Canada (British Columbia) through W USA (E to S Arizona) to NW Mexico (NW Baja California). Winter range highly unsettled, species occurring irregularly S to N Sonora, SE to Gulf Coast of USA, and even N to SE Alaska; sporadically occurs much further E.