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Violet Sabrewing

(Campylopterus hemileucurus)

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A large hummingbird with down-curved bill and white patches at end of tail; male with blue violet head / chest / belly, dark green back, dark wings; female with blue violet throat, gray chest / belly; to 15 cm (6 in). (Ala de Sable Violáceo).


Middle and high elevation forests, Caribbean and Pacilic slopes; found near flowers in forest interior and more open sites at forest edges, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus), Costa Rica