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Length: 10cm (4") Weight: 5.6g
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Virtually unmistakable in range.
This is a monotypic species, which has been considered conspecific with Black-eared Fairy.
Mid-levels and sub-canopy of humid forest and woodland; also lower levels in more open second growth, and shady gardens. Lowlands.
The bird catches small insects in the air, as well as gleaning them from foliage. When feeding on nectar, it pierces a small hole at the base of large flowers, giving access to nectar that otherwise only is accessible to hummingbirds with longer bills (e.g. Long-billed Hermit). Its flight is light and graceful.
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