Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Brown Violet-ear (Colibri delphinae) - HBW 5, p. 557

French: Colibri de Delphine German: Brauner Veilchenohrkolibri Spanish: Colibrí Pardo

Taxonomy: Ornismya Delphinæ Lesson, 1839, no locality = Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.
Proposed race greenwalti of Bahia (E Brazil), claimed to differ very subtly in coloration, does not appear sufficiently distinct to merit recognition. Monotypic.

Distribution: Guatemala and Belize to Colombia, then S to W Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia, and E to Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana and NC Brazil (Roraima); E Brazil (Serra Sincorá in Bahia).