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- Campylopterus duidae
12 cm including 2 cm bill; male and female similar
Upperside is green at the front, gradually becoming golden cinnamon on upper tail where two outer tail feathers paler with dark bases. Underside buffy-grayish, most grey on central belly, with undertail pale cinnamon with darker base.
There are 2 subspecies:
- C. d. guaiquinimae:
- Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Guaiquinima)
- C. d. duidae:
- Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Duida) and adjacent northern Brazil
A third subspecies zuloagae is generally considered invalid.
To 1700 m asl. Mainly borders of humid forest but on slopes also in thickets and on top of tepui in scrub.
Mostly a solitary bird seeking necter not too high over ground.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
- A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela by Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, William H. Phelps
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Buff-breasted Sabrewing. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Buff-breasted_Sabrewing