Campylopterus hemileucurus

The Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus, is a dark curve-billed hummingbird with long, pointed wings. It is native to Mexico & Central America.

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Adult Male (above)

Photograph courtesy of Animal Pictures Archive

NOTE: Although Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the primary focus of "Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project", we are also interested in other hummingbird species--especially vagrants that appear in winter (mid-October through mid-March) in the eastern U.S. If you know of a wintering hummingbird east of the Mississippi, please report it to RESEARCH. We will contact a local hummingbird bander about capturing the bird, identifying and banding it, and releasing it unharmed.

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