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 Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus)




Green Violetear | Colibri thalassinus photo
Green Violetear 0 Finca Lerida, Boquete, Panama.

Photograph by Mdf. GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

Green Violetear | Colibri thalassinus photo
Green Violetear

Photograph by Jimfbleak. GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

GREEN VIOLETEAR FACTS

Description
The male Green Violetear is green above with bronze brown rump and tail. The tail is square with dark blue band near the tip. It has a violet spot on the breast and a violet band along the chin, and a violet patch behind the eye around the ear. The female is similar to the male, with a narrower violet band on the chin. Juvenile birds are duller olive green with faint breast spot and grayish underside.

Size
about 1cm long

Environment
open upland with trees, shrubs. Not found in wet rainforest.

Food
feeds on nectar from flowers of many species of plants.

Breeding
Builds a cup-shaped nest in tree. Nest usually 1m - 3m above ground. Lays two white eggs.

Range
breeding range from south central Mexico to northern South America.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:Colibri
Species:thalassinus
Common Name:Green Violetear