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Buff-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus duidae

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors needed...

A very poorly known but apparently very common hummingbird confined to the tepui region of southern Venezuela and northernmost Brazil, this species is sometimes placed in the genus Loxopterus, and also is occasionally regarded as being conspecific with the Rufous-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus hyperythrus). The Buff-breasted Sabrewing is very similar to the Rufous-breasted Sabrewing, but is obviously much duller below, and the two species are entirely allopatric. The present species has been recorded at 1200–2400 m on 12 different peaks, where it inhabits humid and wet borders of dense, low, mossy forest. Some authors have suggested that the Buff-breasted Sabrewing is the ecological replacement of the Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsuta).

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Buff-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus duidae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: