from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any tropical humming bird of the genus Petasophora, having violet or purplish ear tufts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A humming-bird of the genus Petasophora.
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There are two other violet-ear Colibri species; the brown violet-ear and the sparkling violet-ear.
Green violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus (protonym, Trochilus thalassinus), also known as the Mexican violet-ear, photographed near Keats (Riley County) Kansas (USA).
Response: This is an adult Green violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus.
In Bolivia are found the Bolivian violet-ear, Warren's wood-star, and many others; but we must bring our description of the humming-birds of this region to a conclusion.