Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Tshering Dema L


Conservation Status

At the global level it can be considered as a Least Concern species, due to its relatively wide distribution and large global population. As is true of all hummingbirds (regardless of rarity), it is included in Appendix II of CITES. In Mexico it is not considered as a threatened species. No conservation or management program is known for this species.

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little direct effect on the Violet Sabrewing, other than the local effects of habitat destruction. This species can tolerate habitat disturbance, however, as long as  some forest cover or tall second growth persists.

Recommended Citation

Dema L, T. (2011). Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.