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Campylopterus falcatus

Lazuline Sabrewing

  • Order: Apodiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae

Authors: Sedgwick, Carolyn W.

Campylopterus falcatus

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia; 17 December 2014 © Carl Downing

These large, solitary hummingbirds have a bold rufous tail and a white spot behind the eye. They prefer to visits flowers in shaded or covered areas of semi-deciduous montane forests, forest edges, gardens, disturbed areas, and sub-páramo. When they aren’t feeding, males often give a highly variable chatter from perches.

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Recommended Citation

Sedgwick, Carolyn W.. 2011. Lazuline Sabrewing (Campylopterus falcatus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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