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28cm (11in) in male, a little smaller in female, and both smaller in eastern populations
Male has a dark red to purple throat with elongated, flattened feathers.
Costa Rica to pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador, and a separate population east of the Andes in Eastern Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to Bolivia, and from there east through Brazil, the Guianas, to eastern Venezuela1,2.
Humid forests mostly lower than 400 m, also in mature secondary forests.
Their diet consists of both insects and fruit. Insects, such as cicadas, katydids, moths and mantids are fed to their nestlings.
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