Slender, long-billed rainforest bird. Mostly ranges in lowlands, but reaches the foothills of the eastern Andes in a few areas. Plumage color varies among individuals. Body ranges from deep coppery-chestnut to glittering golden-green (with only a tinge of chestnut). Head coloration ranges from blue to glittering greenish-blue. Throat stripe is white in male and buffy in female. Typically seen perched fairly high in the forest, occasionally sallying out to catch a passing insect.