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Male: Bright violet cap and bib, brilliant green underparts.
This is a monotypic species.
Moist lowland forests and montanes.
The diet includes mainly nectar though small insects are occasionally taken.
"In nuptial displays male makes semicircular flights around perched female while displaying iridescent crown and breast." Helmut Sick, Birds in Brazil, translated by William Belton, Princeton University Press 1993.
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