Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Mo Hobbs


Conservation Status

Both in Mexico and at the global level the conservation status of the Green Violetear is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2011). No conservation or management programs are known for this species. As is the case with all hummingbirds (regardless of rarity), the Green Violet is included in Appendix II of CITES.

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity probably has little direct effect on the Green Violetear, other than the local effects of habitat destruction. Since the Green Violetear prefers open, shrubby habitats, rather than closed-canopy forest, however, it may even benefit from intermediate levels of habitat disturbance.

Recommended Citation

Hobbs, M. (2011). Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.