Neotropical Birds logo
Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.  Current version

 - Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
 - Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Curve-winged)

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (15)
Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published November 20, 2012

Sign in to see your badges

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.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing is a large, gray and green hummingbird of humid to semi-arid evergreen forests, second-growth open woodlands and flowering gardens. Like other hummingbirds, this sabrewing feeds on nectar and small arthropods. The chirping, insect-like vocalizations of this species can go on for several minutes before breaking into full song, which consists of a loud, gurgling warble. The widespread Wedge-tailed Sabrewing is very similar to Long-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus excellens), which is restricted to a small region in southern Mexico, between the two subspecies of Wedge-tailed Sabrewing; the taxonomic relationships between these populations are not well known, and merit further research. Although Wedge-tailed Sabrewing is large, widely distributed, and is not rare, very little is known about its natural history.

Distribution of the Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Wedge-tailed Sabrewing

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2012). Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.wetsab1.01