Anna’s hummingbird


I. noun

a North American hummingbird which lives chiefly in California. The male has an iridescent rose-red head and throat.

Calypte anna, family Trochilidae.
– origin mid 19th cent.: named after Anna, the wife of Prince François Massena ( c. 1795–1863), Duc de Ravoli, who obtained the original specimen.

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