22 May, 2011

Violet Sabrewing

Scientific Name: Campylopterus hemileucurus

Population Estimate: 50-500K

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical montane moist forest (primarily 1000-2400m) in Mexico and Central America.

Field Notes: Large hummingbird, male with distinctive violet / blue head, neck and chest. Extensive white on tips of outer rectrices of both sexes. Female largely green with white breast and small amount of violet on throat.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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