New Hummingbird Species Discovered

Main report: Dry-Forest Sabrewing: New Hummingbird Species Discovered
(Sci-News)
Other Reporting: ornithomedia.com
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Campylopterus calcirupicola
Common Name: Dry-forest Sabrewing
Species named for: Latin, composed by “calx”, calcis, limestone; “rupes”, steep rocks; and “cola”, dwelling.
Categories: Birds | New Species
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A new hummingbird species, called the dry-forest sabrewing, has been discovered in the tropical forests of eastern Brazil.  The sabrewings are very large for hummingbirds, typically 5-6 inches (12-15 cm) long.

A young male of the dry-forest sabrewing (Campylopterus calcirupicola) captured in the Fazenda Corredor, municipality of Bocaiúva, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Image credit: Leonardo Esteves Lopes

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