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Lesser Violet-ear

Colibri cyanotus (Bourcier, 1843)

The lesser violetear, also known as the mountain violet-ear, is a medium-sized, metallic green hummingbird species commonly found in forested areas from Costa Rica to northern South America. This species and the Mexican violetear were formerly considered as conspecific and named the 'green violetear'. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Bourcier, 1843)

Reference:
  Rev.Zool. p.101

Protonym:
  Trochilus cyanotus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2271112


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  94CB63F7A26DE616

Avibase ID:
  avibase-94CB63F7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/94CB63F7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 693506

Geographic range:

  • 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:
Lesser Violet-ear
German:
Berg-Veilchenohrkolibri
Spanish:
Colibrí Oreja Violeta Menor
Spanish (Spain):
Colibrí oreja violeta menor
French:
Colibri cyanote
Japanese (romaji):
himemidorihachidori
Japanese:
ヒメミドリハチドリ
Dutch:
Kleine Violetoorkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåøyrekolibri
Norwegian:
blåørekolibri
Polish:
uszatek szmaragdowy
Portuguese:
beija-flor-de-orelha-azul
Russian:
Зелоногрудый фиалкоух
Slovak:
jagavička horská
Serbian:
Mali ljubičastouhi kolibri
Swedish:
mindre öronkolibri
Ukrainian:
колібрі іскристий
Chinese:
小紫耳蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
小紫耳蜂鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Lesser Violet-ear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus)
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus)
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus)
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Lesser Violetear ( Colibri cyanotus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Colibri [thalassinus or cyanotus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


German: Berg-Veilchenohrkolibri
English: Lesser Violetear, Lesser Violet-ear
English, HBW: Green Violet-ear (Lesser)
English (IOC): Lesser Violetear
English (United States): Lesser Violetear
Spanish: Colibrí Oreja Violeta Menor, Colibrí Oreja-Violeta Menor, Colibrí Verdemar (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador)
Spanish (Costa Rica): Colibrí Orejivioláceo Verde
Spanish (Ecuador): Orejivioleta Menor, Orejivioleta Verde
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí oreja violeta menor, Colibrí oreja-violeta menor, Colibrí verdemar (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador)
Spanish (Mexico): Colibrí Orejas Violetas Menor
Spanish (Panama): Orejivioláceo Menor
Spanish (Peru): Oreja-Violeta Menor
Spanish (Venezuela): Colibrí Orejivioleta Verde
French: Colibri cyanote
Japanese (romaji): himemidorihachidori
Japanese: ヒメミドリハチドリ
Scientific: Colibri cyanotus, Colibri cyanotus cyanotus, Colibri thalassinus cyanotus, Trochilus cyanotus
Dutch: Kleine Violetoorkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåøyrekolibri
Norwegian: blåørekolibri
Polish: uszatek szmaragdowy
Portuguese: beija-flor-de-orelha-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): colibri-d'orelhas-pequeno
Russian: Зелоногрудый фиалкоух
Slovak: jagavička horská
Serbian: Mali ljubičastouhi kolibri
Swedish: mindre öronkolibri
Turkish: Küçük morkulak
Ukrainian: колібрі іскристий
Chinese: 小紫耳蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 小紫耳蜂鳥

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