Brown Violet-ear

Brown Violet-ear hummingbirdCommon Name: Brown Violet-ear; Colibrí Pardo.

Scientific Name: Colibri delphinae.

Size: 4 1/2” (11.5 cm).

World Distribution: Guatemala to Bolivia-Brazil

Habitat: Lower mid-mountain forests; canopy and edges of forests.

LPWG Sightings: Common May to October; scarce or almost absent November to April.

Special Features: Flares purple feathers behind when excited; uses La Paz Waterfall Gardens areas after breeding in lower areas.

Field Marks: Males and females are large and brownish with a straight bill.