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13 cm (5 in), female 7â€“8 cm (2Â¾-3 in)
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Subtropical or tropical dry and moist shrubland in the coastal zone and the lower Andes slopes up to 2400 m.
Their diet consists mostly of nectar from flowering shrubs, trees and cactus.
They construct a small cup nest placed in the fork of vertical branches 3-6 m above the ground. They use plant fibres bound with spiders web.
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