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I've never seen a Sparkling Violetear, but the face pattern, tail coloration and pattern, and GISS are similar to Mexican (Green) Violetear, which I'm very familiar with; they are at my feeders every day this time of year. I do think they could be the same species, but I'm not familiar with the species there.

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The most common violetear in Quito is Sparkling, with Lesser (split from Green) seen but not as commonly as Sparkling. The blue patch on the belly definitely fits Sparkling better than Lesser, and so I would imagine that the second image is a Sparkling Violetear as well. 

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