Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)

The Violet Sabrewing is one of the largest hummingbirds to be seen in Costa Rica. This species has a fairly down curved bill. Most of the male’s body is deep, glittering violet, although some parts have a bluer hue. The underside of the tail feathers is white, while the wings are brown, with green-blue feathers on the shoulder. The female is drab in coloration, with gray underparts showing green and yellow sports, and green-yellow iridescence on the back of the head.

Whenever these hummingbirds perched on the delicate branches, their weight and speed would made them swing very fast.
On the upperparts, the male’s color ranges from glittering purple in the head, to green in the rump, with different shades of blue on the back and some green in the shoulders.
Violet Sabrewing, Male - Campylopterus hemileucurus - Ala de Sable Violáceo, Macho (3)
Due to the angle that the sunlight was coming from, one side of the hummingbird looks purple, and the other on the shade looks blue instead.
Violet Sabrewing, Male - Campylopterus hemileucurus - Ala de Sable Violáceo, Macho (2)
The body of this large hummingbird looks like a splash of color when it flies over.
Violet Sabrewing - Campylopterus hemileucurus - Ala de Sable Violáceo
A glittering purple male perched on a small branch,

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