The Blue-throated Goldentail (Hilocharys eliciae) resides from south Mexico to east Panama. Its natural habits are in humid areas open woodlands, semi-open, and tall second growth, and in dry regions prefers evergreen gallery forests. Matures are 9 cm (3 inches) in height and 3.7 g in weight.
Above bronzy-green, shading to purplish-bronze on upper tail-coverts. Throat and chest deep blue to purplish-blue. Lower breast green, and belly grayish-buff. Bill red with black tip, and feet dusky. Visits Heliconia, and Stachytarpheta.