Dry-forest sabrewing

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Dry-forest sabrewing
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Campylopterus
C. calcirupicola
Binomial name
Campylopterus calcirupicola

The dry-forest sabrewing (Campylopterus calcirupicola) is a species of hummingbird found only in Brazil. It is endemic to the Atlantic dry forests of the country's eastern portion, especially the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Goiás.

It was long confused with the grey-breasted sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis), which lives in the understory of lowland tropical forests in the Amazon basin, unlike this species which is found in deciduous forest on limestone outcrops. Both species can also be differentiated by subtle plumage variations.

This species has undergone a significant population reduction in the past owing to habitat destruction, and likely qualifies for Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List. However, it is still considered uncommon, to locally fairly common, over its distribution.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Lopes, Leonardo; Ferreira de Vasconcelos, Marcelo; Gonzaga, Luiz (2017-05-15). "A cryptic new species of hummingbird of the Campylopterus largipennis complex (Aves: Trochilidae)". Zootaxa. 4268: 1–33. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4268.1.1.
  2. ^ "Dry-forest Sabrewing - Introduction | Neotropical Birds Online". neotropical.birds.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  3. ^ "Dry-Forest Sabrewing: New Hummingbird Species Discovered | Biology | Sci-News.com". Sci-News.com. Retrieved 2018-10-15.