StatusIt has recently been threatened by deforestation and degradation of grasslands.
BehaviorIts song has been reported to be a repeating "tsee" noise. Like most hummingbirds it hovers in flight for most of its nectar feeding, and will also hunt arthropods. Eggs are usually laid between July and January.
HabitatIts natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.
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