Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Colibri (3 species, 5 worldwide)


Sparkling Violetear
Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans coruscans)
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Largest violetear. Shinier than Lesser (Green) Violetear, and with a violet chest band.

Lesser Violetear
Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus cyanotus)
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Smallest violetear. Less shiny than [Sparkling Violetear], and missing violet chest band. Split with Mexican Violetear from Green Violetear.


Brown Violetear
Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

In flight.


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