Sparkling Violet-ear



Photographer: Wayne Owen
Photographer's Email: wayne1@humabout.net
Species name (scientific): Colibri coruscans coruscans
Species name (common): Sparkling Violet-ear
Species conservation status: Not Currently Threatened
Country where photographed: ECUADOR
Descriptive text about image: A relatively large bird, 13-14 cm; male weighs 7.7-8.5 gm, female 6.7-7.5 gm. Highly territorial. Found at elevations of 1700-4500 m (roughly 5600-14,800 feet). Note bluish violet ear plumes, which are elongated. Found from Venezuela down through the Andes.

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