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Violet Sabrewing 1799B

The Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) is Costa Rica's largest hummingbird. It can be found in many gardens as it has adapted well to humans. Its main habitat is mountain slopes at the edge of the humid forest. It keeps bellow the canopy, as it seeks the nectar of heliconias and bananas. It also gleans the foliage for insects and spiders and, occasionally, snatches flies from the air. The male has a brilliant violet blue breast, throat and nape. The lower body is dark green. Its tail has broad white tips. It has a decurved black bill.

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