Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)
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Title: Allen's Hummingbird
Alternative Title: Selasphorus sasin
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-3380
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Karney, Bird, Perching bird
Table Of Contents: Allens' hummingbird is almost entirely confined as a breeding bird to the mountains along the Pacific coast of California. Here, during the nesting season, the males occupy small territories on wooded hillsides, driving away any other bird that encroaches upon this little plot of land. Even large hawks and falcons are no match for these fierce little hummingbirds. When nesting is completed, most Allen's hummingbirds fly nonstop to central Mexico for the winter.
Available: March 31 2004
Issued: March 26 2004
Modified: April 07 2004