White-eared Hummingbird

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White-eared Hummingbird
Hylocharis leucotis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trochiliformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Basilinna
Species: H. leucotis
Binomial name
Hylocharis leucotis
Vieillot, 1818)

The White-eared Hummingbird, (Basilinna leucotis), is a species hummingbird. It is 9-10 cm long, and weighs about 3-4 grams. Adults are colored green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail is white. The tail is darkly colored and straight. The most non-normal thing is the white eyestripe found in both males and females. It is more boldly colored in the male. The bill of the male is straight and very thin. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip. His throat is a "metallic torquoise green." His crown and face is violet and black.


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