The female is slightly larger than the male and a bit less colourful. It is about 9 cm long and weighs close to 4 grams. The plumage on its back, crown and wing tops is bronze-green. Reddish-brown zones brighten its sides and tail. Sometimes, tiny red and green marks are visible on the throat. Immature males resemble adult females, with more reddish-brown on the rump and lower back.
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