Medium-sized hummingbird with a red bill that is black at the tip. Males have an iridescent green throat that can appear dark depending on the light and a buffy belly. Tail is rusty.
Upperparts metallic bronze green with a rusty tail and dark wings. Note red bill, tipped in black.
Individuals in the Yucatan have bright rusty bellies.
Bronze-green above with a green gorget (not always well defined) and a rusty tail. Underparts are buffy. Note red bill.
Found in scrubby woodlands, forest edges, parks, and gardens.
Adult DescriptionSmall hummingbird. Green upperparts. Red bill with dark tip. Rufous tail. Cinnamon-buff belly.
Immature DescriptionImmature duller than adults, with grayish or buffy throat and chest. Feathers throughout are edged with buff or tawny.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 3.9-4.3 in (10-11 cm)
- Weight: 0.1-0.1 oz (2-4 g)
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