|Range of C. ricordii|
The male is almost entirely metallic green and measures up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. He has a slight bluish tinge to the breast, white spot behind the eye and a forked black tail. The female differs with a grey throat, breast and belly.
This bird is known locally as zun-zun, and can be observed to be feeding throughout the day, perching on a wire to rest.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Chlorostilbon ricordii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Garrido, Orlando H.; Kirkconnell, Arturo (2000). Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba. Ithaca, NY: Comstock, Cornell University Press. p. 144. ISBN 978-0-8014-8631-9.
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