Grey-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis

Brazilian name:
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Grey-breasted  Sabrewing, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Brazil

The Grey-breasted Sabrewing is found east of the Andes in tropical South America. It prefers forest borders and clearings, usually at low to mid levels where it often perches conspicuously.

Grey-breasted  Sabrewing, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image It is a fairly large and dull hummingbird whose main identification features are the broad white tips to its dark blue tail and the prominent white spot behind its eye. The upperparts are a metallic green while its underparts are uniform grey. The bill is slightly decurved.

There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 5, Page 548; Hilty & Brown, Plate 14; and Ridgely & Greenfield, Plate 43.

Grey-breasted  Sabrewing, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Decembar 2006 - click for larger image There is a recording and a distribution map on xeno-canto.
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