Length: 7–9cm (2.8–3.5") Weight: 2–6g (0.071-0.21oz.) Description: straight, slender and long bill, up to 2cm (.79"); a ruby-red gorget, appearing black in some lighting; metallic green above and greyish white below; almost black wings; and a dark forked tail; female (♀): devoid of the gorget, though sometimes sporting a light or whitish throat patch and white tips on a rounded tail. Habitat:deciduous forest, forest, forest boundary/edges, gardens, groves, parks, and secondary forest. Range: Grand Bahama & New Providence (The Bahamas), Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America, North America, and South America.
Note: The female is slightly larger than the male and has a slightly longer beak. It is a migratory bird that winters in southern Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies. It breeds throughout eastern North America, including the United States and Canada. It is a vagrant species on the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica.