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11â€“12Â·7 cm (4Â¼-5 in)
Female similar but duller, tail less strongly forked.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical wet and humid forests and edges, often where trees are covered in epiphytes.
Their diet consists of nectar and insects, which are caught by hawking.
They are generally considered to breed from January to March but a nest with young was seen in Colombia during September. A cup-shaped nest is built from moss and lichen, and is placed on a horizontal branch or thin fork. The clutch consists of 2 eggs which are incubated by the female.
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