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Length 33.5-35.5cm. Brilliant emeral green above, with scarlet chest and belly. Wings black with white patches. Bill orange-yellow. Head is forest green with golden sheen on top.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Subcanopy and mid-levels of subtropical and temperate forest on both slopes of the Andes, mostly between 1000 and 2800m.
Diet: Frugivorous. Swoops to take fruit with a flutter of wings.
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