Sparkling Violet-ear - Colibri coruscans

Length 5.0-6.0 in (12.7-15.2 cm)
Weight M: 0.3-0.3 oz (7.7-8.5 g), F: 0.2-0.3 oz (6.7-7.5 g)
Clutch Size 2
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Sparkling Violet-ear is a large hummingbird found in the highlands of northern and western South America. They are solitary birds and defend their territory by singing. Males and females look alike. Their diet is mostly nectar but will also eat small spiders and insects, especially during the breeding season.

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