The Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus), is a very large hummingbird native to southern Mexico and Central America as far south as Costa Rica and western Panama.
It is a species of the understory and edges of mountain forests, especially near streams. The food of this species is nectar, taken mainly from undergrowth flowers with Heliconias and bananas as favourites. The males are less aggressive and territorial at flowers than their size would suggest.
The call of the Violet Sabrewing is a sharp twitter, and the song of the male, given at leks of up to ten males, is a high-pitched piercing cheep tsew cheep tik-tik tsew. Image by Andres Morya
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