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Includes: Curve-winged Sabrewing
Long wedge-shaped tail, green upperparts, blue to violet-blue crown, green nape, white spot behind its eyes, dark grey cheek, pale gray to white underparts, often slightly darker laterally, long bill which is straight or slightly decurved, lower mandible is pink at base. Male is slightly larger, sexes are similar. Juveniles are duller.
Two subspecies recognized:
pampa is sometimes split with the name Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, leaving the rest of the species with the English name Curve-winged Sabrewing.
Moist lowland forests, humid tropical forests, woodlands, and dense second growth.
It breeds from March to July; its nest is a camouflaged cup attached to a horizontal branch.
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