The Steely-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerrottei) is mainly bronze-green above, becoming more bronze on the wing, lower back and rump; the notched tail and the wings are dark, iridescent steel blue-black. The male has glittering green underparts, white thighs and a blue vent. The female is duller green below and has grey-buff edges to the vent feathers. It is a medium-sized hummingbird that is a resident breeder from western Nicaragua to Costa Rica, and also in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. This hummingbird feeds at many types of flowers, including epiphytes and Heliconias, and both sexes are aggressive and territorial, defending favoured areas. They are common in open woodland, such as second growth, coffee plantations, gardens, savanna, and the edges and gaps of evergreen forests - especially during the dry season. They occur from sea level to mountain slopes to about 1800 m (5,904 ft).