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12 cm. Blue hood and throat, turquoise-green wing coverts, wing edges, and rump, underparts are black, violet, or blue, black bill, legs and feet. Juvenile - brownish grey.
There are 7 subspecies.
Moist montanes and lowland forest.
The diet includes fruits, berries, flower blossoms and insects.
The female builds a cup nest of moss; 2 white eggs with brown spotting are laid. Incubation is 13-14 days and the chicks fledge after 15-16 days.
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