A medium-sized hummingbird with a long and slightly curved bill. Males have a green back with violet-blue underparts and a forked tail. Note the dazzling metallic-pink and violet gorget on males. Females have a coppery nape, a grayish throat, and white underparts. Note the female’s slightly forked and white-tipped tail. An austral migrant, it is mostly found at forest borders, in savanna, and in lowland grasslands.