About 9 cm long. The male has a metallic blue-green head, dark crimson throat and upper breast as well as decurved bill. The female and immature have green upperparts tinged grey on crown, pale yellow rump and yellowish underparts.
Resident. Commonly found in woodland and major urban parks.
Often looking for food among flowers. Voice is high-pitched and loud. Breeding season from April to June. Nest is a ball of grass placed in a tree.
Photo: John Holmes