Sparkling Violetear, Colibri coruscans


Sparkling Violetear
The related Green Violetear is smaller, with the violet patch on the head limited to the cheek, and the violet-blue patch on this bird's belly  lacking. This is a male; female would have a post-ocular white spot. The Sparkling Violetear is one of the few Ecuadorian hummingbirds that feeds in gardens without native plants; it is found in Quito itself.