White-eared Hummingbird

White-eared Hummingbird

Description

The male White-eared Hummingbird has a bold white stripe that starts above its eye and extends back to where the dark black head feathers transition to shades of green. He has a metallic blue chin. The female is green above and creamy white below. Tail and crown are a cinnamon rufous color. She also has a bold white eye stripe.

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Where you might see them

In the US, the White-eared Hummingbird breeds in southeastern Arizona and extreme southwestern New Mexico. Most of their range is in Mexico.

 

 

Sources: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)

 

Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbird at purple coneflower

Hummingbirds love sugar water feeders, but it's also nice to provide natural nectar sources for them. You can plant flowers in your garden or on your porch or patio that will be both pretty for you to look at and beneficial to the hummingbirds.

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