|It is found in all the climatic zones
from sea level to about 3000 feet elevation. However, it
prefers the dry and intermediate zones. It is found all
year round in small numbers and favors open scrub land.
It is common in secondary forests, waste places, and
specially along sunny property boundaries with overgrown
It has a weak flight and stays just a few feet above
ground, frequently settling on flowers or other
vegetaion in its habitat. The flight is characteristic -
a few downward power strokes followed by a short spell
of gliding with its wings held horizontal. Once settled,
it opens its wings completely, occasionally moving them
back and forth in a slow deliberate manner. Both sexes
visit flowers readily.