Green Violet-ear

The male Green Violetear is grass green above and becomes a bronze color on the rump and uppertail coverlets and is 11 — 11.5 cm in length.

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The Green Violet-ear is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

41 documented individuals, but Green Violet-ear has also been recorded north to Alberta and Ontario, and east to North Carolina. On July 4th, Michigan had its third record, if the latest sighting is accepted from Michigan's Upper Peninsula (The UP's second record). Sometimes the story of the discovery of a rare species is a story that never gets told. The recent Green Violet-ear was found by non-birders, John and Cindy Hust. More

turn up recently was a green violet-ear, a Mexican species that spent Oct. 18-28 in Michigan. WINGBEAT: New chapters open for world of birding - Aug 29, 2008 Monitor,And here they are: (drum roll, please) Green Violet-ear is now spelled Green Violetear (without the hyphen). Clay-colored Robin is now Clay-colored Thrush. Don't be reluctant to feed migrating hummingbirds, expert says. - Sep 15, 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch,They include the rufous; green violet-ear; black-chinned; Anna's; Calliope; and broad-tailed hummingbirds. More

* Green Violet-ear videos on the Internet Bird Collection * Vagrancy to the USA and Canada * Stamps (for Costa Rica, El Salvador) with RangeMap * Green Violet-ear photo gallery VIREO Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) is an attractive hummingbird that is a resident breeder in highlands from central Mexico 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. More

The Green Violet-ear has a large range, estimated globally at 800,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas, this bird prefers forest and shrubland ecosystems, though it has been known to live in plantations, rural gardens, and degraded former forests. The global population of this bird has not been estimated specifically but is thought to be large. More

(Trochilidae) Green Violet-ear Breeding Male Head Illustration Head * Bill Shape: Needle * Eye Color: No data. More

Green Violet-ear in Michigan The Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) is found from the mountains of central Mexico south into the northern Andes of South America (to n. Bolivia and n. Argentina). See photo below. That this species has wandered to Michigan is amazing. Strays of this species have been recorded elsewhere in the east very few times, with records only from Wisconsin and North Carolina. There are several records from Texas. Green Violet-ear. More

The Green Violet-ear song is a vigorous CHEEP-chut-chut, chip CHEET which is repeated interminably through the day. The call a dry chut. Diet / Feeding: These birds visit flowers of many species of herbs, trees and scrubs for nectar. Breeding / Nesting: The nest is a substantial cup of plant material 1-3m high in a tree, into which two white eggs are laid. More

Green Violet-ear is primarily a Central American species, and only a rare visitor to the U.S. More

The Green Violet-ear hummingbird lives in Mexico and South America.The Green Violet-ear hummingbird lives in Mexico and South America. hummingbird image by maiky911 from The Green Violet-ear hummingbird is a colorful bird that resides in Mexico and South America. The Green Violet-ear gets its name from its characteristic green body with a violet drop of color just beneath the eye. The male of the species is larger and more colorful than the female; however, both genders share the characteristic markings. More

The Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) is a tropical species of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Most records of this hummingbird in the U.S. are summer records in Texas. However, there are about 50 accepted records in the U.S. and a couple records as far north as Canada. So keep your eye on those feeders and let us know if this large green and blue hummer pays you a visit. Description: Length: 4.75 inches. More

In July, 1961, a Green Violet-ear was found in South Texas. Since that time there have been more than 40 additional accepted records of this species in Texas as well as a number of other records from locations such as Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, and even Canada! The species certainly is prone to wander, especially in mid and late summer when most of the extralimital records occur. More

Green Violet-ear has not been recorded as a breeder in the United States. Nonetheless, rarely a year goes by without multiple sightings in widely scattered locales in the eastern U.S, and even Canada. As a vagrant, this species is most expected in the hill country of central Texas. Elsewhere, the species is pretty much a "lottery bird". More

Green Violet-ear is smaller, slightly duller, and has blue only on the ears. Sparkling Violet-ear is larger, more glittering, and has a shiny blue belly patch and chin. Green Violet-ear’s monotonous two-note ‘chi-chip’ song (somewhat similar to the call of a Pied Wagtail), is often heard around the patio and the lower deck. Both species often go missing between January and March. More

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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Colibri
Species : thalassinus
Authority : (Swainson, 1827)