Latin name: Calypte anna

Common name: Anna's Hummingbird



Encyclopedia of Life:

Brief introduction: The Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna (Lesson, 1829)) is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the west coast of North America and is the only North American hummingbird species with a red crown. It belongs to one of the rare groups of vocal learning birds. The bird was named after Anna Massena, Duchess of Rivoli.

Related papers:
Zhang et al., Comparative Genomics Reveals Insights into Avian Genome Evolution and Adaptation. Science, (2014).
Jarvis et al., Whole Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds. Science, (2014).