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Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear

Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus] (= Colibri thalassinus) (Swainson, WJ 1827)

The Mexican violetear is a medium-sized, metallic green hummingbird species commonly found in forested areas from Mexico to Nicaragua. This species, together with the lesser violetear were previously considered conspecific, and together called the green violetear. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
   Colibri
Scientific:
  Colibri thalassinus


Original description

Citation:
  (Swainson, WJ 1827)

Reference:
   Philosophical Mag. n.s., 1 p.441

Protonym:
  Trochilus thalassinus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15530451


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  526931C99923A2A0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-526931C9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/526931C9


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178084

Geographic range:

  • Colibri thalassinus: Open mountain slopes of s Mexico to n-central Nicaragua
  • Colibri cyanotus [cyanotus or kerdeli]: Mountains of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador
  • Colibri cyanotus crissalis: Andes of Peru, Bolivia and extreme nw Argentina
  • Colibri cyanotus cabanidis: Highlands of Costa Rica and w Panama
English:
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear
French:
Colibri thalassin ou C. cyanote


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Colibri thalassin ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Colibri thalassin ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Colibri thalassinus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Colibri thalassinus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Colibri thalassinus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Green Violet-ear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Green Violetear ( Colibri thalassinus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Colibri thalassinus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Colibri thalassinus [version 1]

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Catalan: Colibrí verd
Czech: Kolibrík zelený, kolibřík zelený
Danish: Lille Violetøre
German: Kleiner Veilchenohrkolibri, Zwergveilchenohr, Zwerg-Veilchenohr
English: Green Violetear, Green Violet-ear, Mexican or Lesser Violet-ear, Mexican Violet-ear
Spanish: Colibrí Chico, Colibrí de Orejas Azules, Colibrí Oreja Violeta, Colibrí Orejivioláceo Verde, Colibrí Verdemar, Orejavioleta Verde, Orejimorada verde, Picaflor de cara azul
Spanish (Argentine): Colibrí Chico, Picaflor de cara azul
Spanish (Colombia): Chillón verde, Colibrí Verdemar
Spanish (Costa Rica): Colibrí orejivioláceo verde
Spanish (Honduras): Orejimorada verde
Spanish (Mexico): colibrí oreja violeta, Orejavioleta Verde
Spanish (Nicaragua): Colibrí Orejivioláceo Verde
Spanish (Peru): Oreja-Violeta Verde
Spanish (Paraguay): Colibrí chico
Spanish (Venezuela): Colibrí Orejivioleta Verde
Finnish: Viherorvokkikolibri
French: Anaïs vert, Colibri à oreilles violettes, Colibri anais, Colibri thalassin, Colibri thalassin ou C. cyanote
Guarani: Mainumby
Hungarian: zöld füleskolibri
Italian: Colibrì orecchieviola talassino, Guanciaviola verde
Japanese (romaji): midorihachidori
Japanese: ミドリハチドリ
Scientific: Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus], Colibri thalassinus, Colibri thalassinus thalassinus, Trochilus anais, Trochilus spicatus, Trochilus thalassinus
Lithuanian: Žaliasis kolibris
Dutch: Groene Violetoorkolibrie
Norwegian: Talassinkolibri
Polish: uszatek zielony
Portuguese: Beija-flor-marrom-de-orelha-azul
Russian: Крошечный колибри
Slovak: jagavička malachitová
Swedish: Blåkindad kolibri, Grön öronkolibri
Ukrainian: Колібрі зелений
Chinese: 绿紫耳蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 綠色紫耳蜂鳥

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