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"Showing Off"

This Male Anna's Hummingbird sat glistening in the sun today in Gilbert, Arizona. He was doing a courting dance for a nearby female. The males turn their head back and forth and position themselves in the sun in such a way as to reflect the ruby color in their iridescent gorgets. The Male Anna's hummingbird also does a high-flight hover over the female (15-25 feet or so), then does a high-speed vertical drop and swoops at the last second, making its tail feathers "chirp" when he comes out of the dive. The females love it (so to the photographers!)

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