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7.5cm. Bill black, short, and straight (1.25cm).
Male: entirely metallic green with white leg tufts (usually not visible in the field). Tail blue-black and forked.
Female: Green above. Face dusky with buffy streak beind eye. Pale grey below with some green on sides. Tail blue-black with greyish tips to outers. Not forked.
This monotypic species was considered part of the Blue-tailed Emerald in the past.
Quite common in open areas, gardens and woodland egdes in lowlands and some foothills.
Usually seen feeding on flowers close to the ground. Higher when trees in flower.
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