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Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus

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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

Lazuline Sabrewing (Campylopterus falcatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/lazsab1