Long-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus excellens



Little is known about reproduction of this species. In los Tuxtlas the presence of courtship territories (or leks) has been reported, where 2 to 3 males congregate to make displays and attract females. Males perch on branches to sing, making movements with the head and wings, and moving the tail feathers as a fan.

Nothing is known of the reproduction of this species; males have been reported in reproductive condition between September and May.

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