Catalina Island Ecology: Animal Species
Photo: Frank Starkey
|Common Name: ||Allen's Hummingbird|
|Scientific Name: ||Selasphorus sasin sedentarius|
|Species: ||sasin sedentarius|
|Food:||Primarily nectar from flowers but also small insects like flies, ants and small wasps|
|Range:||The species is a migratory bird which summers along the pacific coast of the United States from Oregon to southern California. During the winter it migrates to northwestern Mexico. The subspecies on Catalina Island does not migrate.
|Rare or Endemic:||Yes|
Females usually start building their nest before they mate. After mating, the female finishes the half built nest alone.