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Anna's Hummingbird in Southwestern Oregon

Authors:
M. Ralph Browning, William English
Journal:
Condor
Volume:
69
Issue:
1 (January-February)
Year:
1967
Pages:
89
Section:
Short Communications
Online Text:

Anna’s Hummingbird in Southwestern Oregon.-Although Gabrielson and Jewett (Birds of Oregon, 1940) do not list Anna’s Hummingbird (Culypte anna) for Oregon, recent sight records from southwestern Oregon (Browning, Murrelet, in press) indicate increased occurrence in that area.

On 20 March 1966 the authors discovered a male Anna’s Hummingbird one mile north of the mouth of the Chetco River, Brookings (Curry County) Oregon. The bird was feeding on willow catkins. We returned to the area on 21 March and after one hour of searching located the male near our original sighting. The bird was feeding exclusively on Rubus spectabilis, defending an area of about 55 square meters, and driving away both sexes of Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasfihouus vufus). The bird was collected on 21 March and is now specimen No. 628 at Southern Oregon College.-M. RALPH BROWNING and WILLIAM ENGLISH, Southern Oregon College, Ashland, Oregon, 11 April 1966. 

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