|Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus
Colombian name: Colibrí Verdemar
Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia
The Green Violet-ear is distributed from central Mexico through Central America to Colombia and south to north-west Argentina and east to northern Venezuela. For a distribution map see NatureServe.
It is found in fairly open habitat with shrubs or trees as well as gardens and coffee plantations. It is generally at between 1,200 and 3,000 metres.
It feeds on the nectar of flowers of shrubs, herbs and trees as well as flies and gnats.
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