Violetear Hummingbird. Of genus Colibri, a med. to lg species found in Mexico, & Central & northern S. America. The Green Violetear occasionally wanders north as far as the US & even Canada. They have rounded tails & short-medium black bills. 3 of the 4 species have mainly green plumage. Males have a violet blue patch running back & down from the eye, which is erected when they are excited, & a glittering throat patch. The female looks like the male, but the ear & throat patches are smaller.
he Stripe-breasted Starthroat (Heliomaster squamosus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found only in regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.