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6Ā·8ā7Ā·5 cm (2Ā¾-3 in)
Both sexes are similar to the White-bellied Woodstar.
Humid forest and forest borders. Found from the coast to 2400 m.
With a very insect-like flight, they hold themselves horizontally, fly much more deliberately and less jerkily, and do not often perch on the feeders.
Their main diet consists of nectar from flowering trees. They also hawk for flying insects.
They construct a cup-shaped nest from fine fibres and spiders web. It is placed about 8-12 m from the ground on thick branches in tall trees.