Green Thorntail

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Green Thorntail

The Green Thorntail (Dicosura conversii) ranges from Costa Rica to west Ecuador. Its natural place is in treetops of forest canopy and edges, and shrubs along edges and hedgerows. Matures are 10 cm (4 inches) in height and 3 g in weight.

This small bird is above dark green, and below glittering green with center of breast bright blue. Upper-tail coverts black, and tipped with green. Bill and feet black. It hawks tiny flies and wasps, and pollinates flowers of trees and epiphytes.

Common Name: Green Thorntail
Scientific Name: Discosura conversii
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