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Rufous Sabrewing

Campylopterus rufus

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Very large and spectacular hummingbird of humid forest and brushy woodland in highlands of Chiapas and northern Central America; uncommon and local. Feeds mainly at low to middle levels, often inside shady understory. Male and female look similar, with thick, slightly arched black bill, pale rusty underparts, and large, broad tail with rusty base and buffy corners. No similar species in its localized range.

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