Rufous-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus hyperythrus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick

Diet and Foraging


Rufous-breasted Sabrewing is primarily nectarivorous, but the diet is not known in any detail. Rufous-breasted Sabrewing presumably also consumes small arthropods, as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1986).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Rufous-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus hyperythrus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.