Long-billed Starthroat

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The long-billed starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris) is a hummingbird that breeds from southern Mexico to Panama, and from Colombia south and east to Bolivia and Brazil, and on Trinidad. Where it inhabits forest, and is usually seen in woodland clearings, but will sometimes visit gardens.

The black bill is straight and very long,. The male has bronze-green upperparts, a blue crown, white moustachial stripe and reddish throat. The underparts are grey shading to white on the flanks and mid-belly, and the tail is mainly black. The female is similar, but has a green crown and a purple-edged black throat.

Long-billed starthroats feed on nectar, taken from a variety of flowers, and some insects.

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