Male is small blackish bird with blue-turquoise head, back, and rump; red thighs; small, pointed bill; female is dull bluish green with grayish throat / chest, yellowish belly, blackish wings and tail, red thighs; 12cm (4.75in). (Mielero Celeste y Negro).
Middle elevations, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes, found in tree canopy in semi-open sites such as forest edges, tree plantations, gardens.
Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.
Found in the following Parks:
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