Brown Violetear 14835
Brown Violetear Hummingbird in flight. Photography based archival fine art print. © Image copyright registered by the maker.
The Brown Violetear is the elusive cousin of the more common Green Violetear. It dwells mainly in the forest canopy. Both males and females display a subtle coloration, a bit brighter in the male, which is accented by the violet ear patch that occasionally flares out in an aggressive posture. They hawk for flies over clearings and over water.
They are about 4 1/2 inches longs and weigh about 2/10 of an ounce.