Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg



There is very little information on the behavior of Wedge-tailed Sabrewing. They primarily occur in the under- and mid story (Smithe 1966).

Males sing from bare twigs in the understory, solitarily or in small groups (Howell and Webb 1995, González and Ornelas 2005).

Social and interspecific behavior

Usually solitary, as is typical of hummingbirds; males may congregate in small singing groups, however (González and Ornelas 2005).

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2012). Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.