|Photo courtesy of Tom Grey|
- Adult male has reddish-brown back and tail, occasionally marked with green; chin and throat a coppery color, white below. Female, bronzy-green back, white underparts, red-flecked throat. Length 3 ¾” (10 cm).
- Calls are like those of Anna’s hummingbird: bzee-zee-zee, zeee-chppity-chup, or chip-chip.
- Nectar feeder. Like other hummingbirds, feeds on insects in early spring prior to availability of nectar.
- Nest of downy plant fibers and moss, covered with lichens and held together with spider’s silk. Two white eggs.
- Edge of woods, thickets, parks, gardens and mountain meadows.
- An uncommon migrant in the park. Breeds in southeastern Alaska, southern Canada, into WA, OR.
- Moves north in spring along foothills as flowers bloom. Migrates into Pacific states in spring and summer. Winters in Mexico.