Medium-sized hummingbird with a rather large tail. Males and females are dingy greenish-olive overall. On both sexes, look for a bronzy rump and tail and a short, straight bill. Males have a long iridescent throat patch that is mostly green, but ends in a pink point. Females have a grayish throat. Typically seen singly in shrubby stunted forest at the edge of páramo. Restricted to the Andes of north-central Colombia.