Widespread but uncommon, this is a fairly large and dark hummingbird with a slightly decurved bill. Male is mostly green with black extending all the way down the throat and belly. Females have white underparts with dark line running down the center. On both sexes, note the purplish tail. Extremely similar to Green-breasted Mango but very little range overlap. Found in open habitats including forest edge, open woodlands, and shrubby second-growth.