Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus
Version: 1.0 — Published October 11, 2013
Account navigation Account navigation
Welcome to Birds of the World!
You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.
For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.
Rufous Sabrewing primarily forages low, often in dense understory (Howell and Webb 1995); sometimes also feeds in more open situations at forest edge, where it may ascend to mid and upper strata (Howell and Webb 1995). Catches flying insects by sallying (Schuchmann 1999).
Little information. Males reportedly defend nectar-rich sources (Schuchmann 1999).
Little information. Rufous Sabrewing presumably is polygynous, as are most if not all species of hummingbirds (Schuchmann 1999: 509). Males sing in small leks in dense understory (Howell and Webb 1995).
Social and interspecific behavior
Rufous Sabrewing primarily is solitary, as is typical of hummingbirds, although the males sing in small leks.
No documented reports of predation on Rufous Sabrewing?