It is a small hummingbird with short beak, which performs altitudinal migrations. Its main characteristic is its red tail to coppery brown, which contrasts with its green back.Taken from: Wiki Aves de Colombia
It is a rare inhabitant who prefers the edges of rivers and clearings in the high Andean forest and "sub-páramo". It inhabits exclusively in the undergrowth. Its few records are due to its altitudinal movements.