Allen’s Hummingbird

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Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)

About 3 3/4″ long, these aggressive little birds are common along the West Coast of the U.S. from Spring through Summer and can dominate a backyard feeder. Gorgeous rufous color, green backs, white breast and orange/red throat, the mating dives are spectacular to watch. Males fly high into the air and perform a steep “J” dive while making a whizzing sound near the bottom of the dive.

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