Habitat: This species lives in the forest and on its edges. It can be found in secondary forests, gardens, open areas and coffee plantations. Distribution: Eastern Mexico to western Venezuela and western Ecuador. Characteristics: The beak is almost straight, usually black above with basal half of the lower mandible pinkish. It is green above and has a tail of a rufous-chestnut coloration and a slightly forked shape. The throat and the chest are glittering green and the breast and belly are grayish. The female is similar but the feathers of the throat and chest show buffy margins. Notes: Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species.