Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) - HBW 5, p. 551

French: Campyloptère violet German: Violettdegenflügel Spanish: Colibrí Morado
Other common names: De Lattre’s Sabrewing

Taxonomy: Trochilus hemileucurus Lichtenstein, 1830, Mexico.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hemileucurus (Lichtenstein, 1830) - S Mexico patchily to SC Nicaragua.
  • mellitus Bangs, 1902 - Costa Rica and W Panama.