The violet sabrrewing is a very large hummingbird native to southern Mexico and Central America, from the south to Costa Rica and western Panama. It is a kind of understory and edge of alpine forest, especially near streams. Female violets pruned on the lower level branches (usually above the stream) to lay two white eggs in a relatively large cup-shaped nest. The violet saber is 15 cm long; the male weighs 11.5 grams and the female weighs 9.5 grams. It is the largest hummingbird establish outside South America and the largest saber fish. Adult males are dark violet, with dark green back and wing concealment. The shaft of the male outer flight feathers is thickened and flattened to give it unique characteristics, thus giving the scabbard its English and scientific name. Otherwise the three pairs of outer feathers of the black tail are white. Except for the violet throat, the female is dark green on the top and gray on the bottom. The pattern of the tail is the same as that of the male. The young violet saberwings have pale yellow edges of feathers and do not have any violet color, although the juvenile males below may be dull blue-green. The food of this species is nectar, which is mainly taken from flowers in bushes, among which Heliconias and bananas are the favorites. The aggressiveness and territoriality of males on flowers are lower than their size.
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