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


Conservation Status

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing has a large geographic distribution, and, although the population trend has not been quantified, there is no evidence of a serious population decline (BirdLife International 2012). Consequently the IUCN Red List conservation status of Wedge-tailed Sabrewing is Least Concern. In Mexico it is not considered to be a threatened species. No conservation or management programs are known for this species.

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little direct effect on Wedge-tailed 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

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.