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Long-billed Starthroat

Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris)

Length: 10.2–12cm (4.02–4.72")
Weight: 6.5–7.68g
Description: large hummingbird; notable long, straight black bill; light blue to bluish-green crown; muted white strip behind the eyes; black stripe on cheek; black chin; reddish or dark metallic purple throat with white stripe along each side; grey chest; green bronze sides; bronzy-green back; with white stripe mid-rump; grey under parts, shading to white or green-bronze flanks; dark square tail with white tipped outer rectrices; female (♀): more brownish overall, less blue on crown and dimmer throat; and immature: dark throat with some purple and overall spotted plumage.
Habitat: forest boundary/edges, gardens, glade, and secondary forest.
Range: Central America and South America (east of the Andes, Colombia, Amazon Basin, north-eastern South America including Guianas), and Trinidad.