Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Campylopterus
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SPECIES

Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus

Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published October 11, 2013

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

Rufous Sabrewing is primarily nectarivorous, but the diet is not known in much detail. They feed on flowering bananas, as well nectar from Plantago [?], Erythrina, Salvia and Castilleja (Land 1970, Rowley 1984, Schuchmann 1999). Rufous Sabrewing presumably also consumes small arthropods, as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1986).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Rufous Sabrewing (Campylopterus rufus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.rufsab1.01