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Allen's Hummingbird

Scientific Name: 
Selasphorus sasin

Allen's Hummingbird is the "signature bird" of the Palos Verdes Peninsula where it's a resident. It's a small, compact hummingbird, with the male having a straight black bill, green crown and back, and rufous sides. The male's throat (gorget) is an iridescent copper-red, while the female's is white with dark flecks. It feeds on nectar from flowers and gets protein from small insects. It consumes over twice its weight in nectar each day by feeding every 10 to 15 minutes and visiting as many as 1,000 flowers. It's quite territorial, and can often be seen chasing other hummingbirds from its "area."

Garden Location: 
All over the Garden, but readily seen at the Salvia Leucantha (Mexican Sage) on Tram Road near the Rose Garden, and wherever Bottlebrush can be found
Allen's hummingbird nest in a Purple Bottlebrush tree.
Viewing Months: 
Jan
Feb
Mar
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Jun
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Aug
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Oct
Nov
Dec
Audio: 
http://mlaudio.ornith.cornell.edu/0/6180.mp3
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