The Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans) has bluish violet plumes covering the ears. The tail is metallic green with a steely blue band near the end. One of the most widely distributed species of hummingbird in the Andes, it is typically found in semi-open habitats, along the forest edge, open areas with scattered shrubs, gardens, parks within major cities. In common with other species of violetear, it is not a bird of deep forest. But it is commonly found near evergreen eucalyptus forests as they feed on the flowers of these trees. Sparkling Violetears are energetic songsters, and repeat their simple song for long periods of time.