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Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus)
Green Violetear 0 Finca Lerida, Boquete, Panama.
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GREEN VIOLETEAR FACTSDescription
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.
about 1cm long
open upland with trees, shrubs. Not found in wet rainforest.
feeds on nectar from flowers of many species of plants.
Builds a cup-shaped nest in tree. Nest usually 1m - 3m above ground. Lays two white eggs.
breeding range from south central Mexico to northern South America.