Long-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus excellens



Distinguishing Characteristics

12 - 14 cm. Black bill, long. Iridescent blue-violet crown. White spot behind the eye. Metallic green upperparts. Ventral parts are pale gray, almost white. Dark green tail, wedge-shaped and long. Males and females are different. Male: 9.2 - 12.7 g. Female: 5.9 - 8 g.

Similar Species

This species was considered a subspecies of Campylopterus curvipennis, however individuals of the latter species are smaller, have darker underparts, tail is longer and wedge-shaped distinctive.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Long-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus excellens), 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/lotsab1