Birds have a way of showing off their true colors, depending on the way the light is facing. Their feathers may look dull at one angle, and then be a sparkling array of hues from a different angle. The male hummingbird is no different, especially with the wonderful feathers that are on its neck.
This young male Anna’s Hummingbird displayed a rare sight when he moved his head side to side, letting the sun’s rays catch his beautiful colors. When he moved, his feathers changed colors in the sun from his iridescent-like feathers around his head.
Even the smallest turn of his head gives us a wonderful display of the colors that he uses to attract the females. It almost looks like a special effect that’s been added after the video recording, but the display is 100% natural, and not something that can be copied very easily. Enjoy it while performing the movement over and over again unaware of its incredible “talent”.