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Very short bill and elongated body shape.
Endemic to Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
This is a monotypic species.
Mid to high elevation in humid areas including forest borders and semiopen areas to high-altitude grassland; readily visits garden feeders.
Usually solitary, and apt to fourage at all levels in the forest.
Insects (in addition to nectar) are important as food for this species, it both gleans and flycatches.
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