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Adult male - 8.5-10 ins (22-cm) with tail plumes; iridescent green body, black tail, head and nape; bill red with black tip. Immature male similar colouring but without the long tail plumes. Female - 4 ins (10.5cm); white underparts, green upperparts, dark tail feathers with white tips; bill red at base, but sometimes appears black.
The Red-billed and Black-billed Streamertails were once considered races of the Streamertail (T. polytmus) as they intergrade in areas of contact. Some authorities still consider them one species.
Mainly middle and high-elevation forests, woods, open scrub and gardens; seasonal on the coast.
Voice: A loud metallic 'teet or ting and a prolonged twink-twink-twink.... The male's streamers hum in flight.
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The Red-billed_Streamertail was the bird of the month of the Society for Conservation and study of Caribbean Birds recently *this , is a relatively complete presentation of the species.