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The male is unmistakable in good light, but usually looks completely black. It has the crown and the ruby red nape on, the feathers of the forehead cover the base of the bill. In her throat and high chest has an iridescent orange topaz tone. The rest is dark olive brown above and below. It has the blackest mantle continuing to the sides of the neck up to the eyes. Its undertail pattern and tail are of a rufous brown tone; the tail has brown apex.

The male measures around 10 cm and the female approximately 10.7cm. Its bill measures approximately 25 mm, is black, moderately long and slightly decurved. The male is of a bright green hue above and iridescent green below, it has long, white and silky underflow covers. Its tail is long and slightly forked, black blue. The female is smaller, above is green and below is greyish. Its underflow covers and tail are like in the male but with the external rectrices with a broad whitish apex and with a barely noticeable dark underground band.

It is a neotropical species of hummingbird from the Andean regions of South America. It is the sole member of the genus Ensifera and is characterized by its unusually long bill; it is the only bird to have a bill longer than the rest of its body. E. ensifera uses its bill to drink nectar from flowers with long corollas and has coevolved with the species Passiflora mixta.

It has a black and straight bill. The male is bright green on top, as well as on his throat and chest. The belly, flanks and sides of their rump exhibit underground bars before and their thighs are white.

This a pretty big hummingbird. It has straight and thick bill. Its nuances range from bright blue green, shiny and greenish black. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

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