I was hoping some of you more knowledgeable folks could help me resolve something.
During a recent trip to Ecuador I saw this hummingbird which was different than the others around. I am including a few photos and Id love to hear some opinions on what this is. I'm thinking leucistic white necked jacobin, or is it maybe a strangely colored brown violet ear? Something I'm just not thinking of? How common is something like this?
Some further info, this was in the El Oro Province in Ecuador on the west slope of the Andes at about 500-600m asl in forested habitat.