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Buff-breasted Sabrewing

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Campylopterus duidae


[edit] Identification

12 cm including 2 cm bill; male and female similar
Upperside is green at the front, gradually becoming golden cinnamon on upper tail where two outer tail feathers paler with dark bases. Underside buffy-grayish, most grey on central belly, with undertail pale cinnamon with darker base.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Venezuela and Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • C. d. guaiquinimae:
  • Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Guaiquinima)
  • C. d. duidae:
  • Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Duida) and adjacent northern Brazil

A third subspecies zuloagae is generally considered invalid[2].

[edit] Habitat

To 1700 m asl. Mainly borders of humid forest but on slopes also in thickets and on top of tepui in scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

Mostly a solitary bird seeking necter not too high over ground.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  4. A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela by Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, William H. Phelps
  5. Wikipedia

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