Long-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus excellens

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Sometimes considered a subspecies of the Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis), the Long-tailed Sabrewing is an endemic to southeastern Mexico. It inhabits the interior and borders of humid evergreen forests where it feeds at all levels. These sabrewings vary little in coloring from Wedge-tailed Sabrewings, but are paler, larger, and males boast a longer tail. The two species also have very similar vocalizations.

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

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