The Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) ranges from Guatemala to Bolivia, east Brazil, and Trinidad. Its natural habits are in canopy of forest, tall second growth and semi-open, descends to shrub level at edges and clearings. Adults are 11.5 cm (4 inches) in height and 6.5 g in weight.
Mostly dull grayish-brown. Back glossed with green, and tail-coverts dusky broadly edge with cinnamon. Tail bronze-green, and violet patch from below eye to auriculars. Bill black and feet dusky. Visits flowers of trees, and epiphytes.