White-Eared Hummingbird

Common Name
White-Eared Hummingbird
Scientific Name
Hylocharis leucotis
3 3/4"
Summer visitor to the mountains of the U.S. southwest. Rare in southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and Texas.
Characteristics and Identification
Has a distinctive red/orange bill with a black tip. Only hummingbird with a combination of a long white stripe behind eye, red bill, and a violet crown. Square tail. Adult male has a dark purple crown and chin, green gorget.

White-Eared Hummingbird
White Eared Hummingbird
White Eared (Hylocharis leucotis)
By Seabamirum on Flickr (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons