Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

White-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus ensipennis) - HBW 5, p. 553

French: Campyloptère à queue blanche German: Weißschwanz-Degenflügel Spanish: Colibrí Coliblanco

Taxonomy: Trochilus ensipennis Swainson, 1822, no type locality given.

Distribution: NE Venezuela, in Cordillera de Caripe and mountains of Paria Peninsula; Tobago. Occurrence on Trinidad questionable; at present no definite records, and specimens collected in 1860, labelled “Trinidad” without exact locality data, may simply represent trade skins obtained on the island.