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Anna’s Hummingbird

"Desert Jewel"
“Desert Jewel”

Oil painting of Anna’s female hummingbird in a desert landscape.  Emphasis is the hummingbird, deliberately proportionally larger.  The hummingbird subject was from my photo of the female Anna’s who made her nest in my yard and had two sucessful hummingbirds fledge.  The desert landscape is also from my photo reference taken while visiting the Anza Borrego Desert.

In Private Collection

 

Male Anna’s Hummingbird

"Progeny Pearl"

"Progeny Pearl"

 Oil painting on canvas of an adult male Anna’s hummingbird.   Painting measures 16″ X 12″ unframed.

The female Anna’s builds the nest, lays two eggs, feeds her nestlings average every 15 minutes.  She continues to protect and feed them even a week and half after they have fledged, left their nest.  The male hummingbird does not participate with the construction of the nest, the feeding or the care of the young hummingbird chicks.  His function is procreating the species and protecting his territory.  Monique F. Rea Copyright 2010