Bill almost straight, broad at base, mostly coral red with black tip. Green above, becoming coppery bronze on rump and bright metallic golden bronze to golden green on tail; throat and upper chest violet-blue; center of remaining underparts dull buff; breast, sides, and flanks bronzy green. Female similar, with dusky margins on throat feathers and more dusky on bill.
Habits and Behavior
Favors lower and middle growth in shady woodlands and forest, though it regularly emerges into adjacent clearings to feed. Males gather in loose singing assemblies during the dry season, giving it a simple tsi or similar note, repeating it interminably from perches 4.5-12 m (15-40 ft.) above the ground.
REBECCA T. wrote on Oct 6, 2014:
THIS HUMMINGBIRD IS SO CUTE B/C IT'S SO TINY! :)