Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Birdblogging

Green Violet-ear at the Jasek residence on Old Wiederstien Rd, Guadalupe County, TX. Photo by Keith Bartels. May 9, 2001.

The Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) is an attractive hummingbird that is a resident breeder in highlands from south-central Mexico, (the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt), to western Panama and in the Andes from northern Venezuela to Bolivia. It shows seasonal movements and wanders to the United States and even Canada.
It has a large violet central breast spot on the upper breast and a violet-blue band along the chin that often connects to the violet-blue "ear," giving the bird its nam



Blogger Ali said...

You get more interesting hummingbirds! We only get rufous here.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

These are illeguls.

1:41 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home