Posts Tagged ‘Allen’s’

This Little Anna’s Hummingbird is Proud and Shy at the Same Time

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna), particularly the males, are the biggest jerks in the animal kingdom,* am I right, girlfriends? They spend half the day chasing around other hummingbirds. For this kind of critter, an acre filled with sweet sweet nectar is mine, mine, all mine. No sharing allowed.

But this little one got picked on too much, so all it could do was hide and wait for the bigger boids to move on.

Can’t tell if it’s a girl or a young male:

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Oh, here we go, this Allen’s Hummingbird is all boy, with a brilliant mantle. Saw him at the San Francisco Botanical Garden before they closed it off, before the boycott. Oh well. Anyway, we bad:

*OMG, Animal Kingdom, is it in your NetFlix queue? If not, why not? You can’t ignore a 97% positive rating from Rotten Tomatoes, can you?

The Long-Tongued Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

This little Allen’s hummingbird (Selasphorus sasinresides in the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing Arboretum) in Golden Gate Park. He’s just like this little guy, but the one below really likes to stick out his tongue.

Up to twelve times a second. See?

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The Cute Allen’s Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

This little Allen’s hummingbird (Selasphorus sasinresides in the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing Arboretum) in Golden Gate Park.

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What with the green back and rusty coloring it could be a Rufous Hummingbird, but I wouldn’t know the difference.

Oh well.

The Lazy Allen’s Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden

Friday, February 6th, 2009

This tiny Allen’s Hummingbird at the Mexican Garden of the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park didn’t see the necessity for unnecessary hovering.

Just stick your tongue up there and num, num, num.

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This Tiny Allen’s Hummingbird in Golden Gate Park is Trying to Impress You

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

A male Allen’s Hummingbird uses sunlight to show off his iridescent orange-red mantle at the Strybing Arboretum / San Francisco Botanical Garden .

It’s his way of saying “we bad” to other Allen’s Hummingbirds.

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