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Napo Sabrewing - BirdForum Opus

Photo by firecrest15
Wildsumaco, Eastern Andes, Ecuador, April 2015
Campylopterus villaviscensio


13·5 cm (5¼ in)

  • Straight black bill
  • Golden-green crown


South America: found from the foothills of southern Colombia to eastern Ecuador and adjacent north-eastern Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid montane forests generally at heights around 1000–1800 m.



Their main diet consists of nectar; they also hawk for insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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