Tiny, compact hummingbird with short tail. Males are distinctive with streaked magenta throat. Females very similar to several other hummingbird species, especially Broad-tailed. Note small size, short tail with almost no rusty color, finely spotted throat, and thin white line above base of bill. Generally uncommon. Breeds near clearings and edges in mountainous regions. Migrates south to Mexico and descends to lower elevations in winter. Visits sugar water feeders.