The white-eared hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis) is named after its white ear stripe which stretches from its eyes across the ears. Males and females have the stripe. It is also known as ‘zafiro oreja blanca’, Spanish for ’sapphire white ear’. White-eared Hummingbirds also have a predominant green colouration on their upperparts and breast. The feathers that cover the undertail are predominantly white. The straight tail showcases a bronze green shade. It is found from the southwestern U.S. to Nicaragua.