The White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) ranges from Costa Rica to west Ecuador. Its place is in forest understory, adjacent second growth, and along forest edges. Its size is of 13 cm (5 inches) in height and 11 g in weight.
Above is dark bronzy-green. Its feathers of rump and upper tail-coverts fringed with buffy-white. Throat and breast blackish, broadly streaked with white to buffy. Bill black except basal half of lower mandible bright yellow, and feet flesh-horn. It visits scattered flowers.