Biodiversity - Violet Sabrewing

  • Name: Violet Sabrewing

  • Scientific name: Campylopterus hemileucurus

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Trochilidae

Status:  common

Size:  15 cm

Weight:  male 11.5 grams, female 9.5 grams

Elevation:  up to 2,400 meters

 

This is a large hummingbird; the male is violet with large with noticable white wings when flying.  The female is smaller and a dark green color on top and gray on the lower area.

This species makes elevational migrations.

Favorite flowers are heleconias (sp.) and museas.

On rare occasions it is territorial with flowers.

For its size it is considered dominant over smaller species.

Common at middle elevations from 1000 to 2400 m; some descend to lower elevations from: Nov. to April.

Found at lower levels of mature wet forest.

 




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