Violet Sabrewing

Violet Sabrewing hummingbirdCommon Name: Violet Sabrewing; Colibrí Morado

Scientific Name: Campylopterus hemileucurus

Size: 6” (15 cm)

World Distribution: S Mexico to W Panama

Habitat: Under-story and edges of mountain forests

LPWG Sightings: Common to abundant at feeders year round

Special Features: Largest (heaviest) hummingbird in Costa Rica

Field Marks: The large size and dark purple coloring of the male makes it one of the easiest to recognize.