The violetears are hummingbirds of the genus Colibri. They are medium to large species found in Mexico, and Central and northern South America. The green violetear occasionally wanders as far north as the United States and even Canada.
Common Grackle: common or not, these intelligent, gregarious birds have beautiful iridescent plumage. Only the breeding adults have yellow eyes, making it easy to spot the juveniles when a flock moves noisily through the area.