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Sword-billed Hummingbird
Ensifera ensifera (Boissonneau, 1840)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
  Ensifera

Scientific:
  Ensifera ensifera

Citation:
  (Boissonneau, 1840)

Reference:
  Rev.Zool. 2(1839) p.354

Protonym:
  Ornismya ensifera

Avibase ID:
  191F838FFB97AC1B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/191F838F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555235

Geographic range:

  • Ensifera ensifera: Andes of w Venezuela to ne Bolivia
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Sword-billed Hummingbird
Czech:
  kolibřík mečozobec
German:
  Schwertschnabelkolibri
Danish:
  Sværdkolibri
Spanish:
  Colibrí Picoespada
Finnish:
  peitsikolibri
French:
  Colibri porte-épée
Icelandic:
  Sverðbríi
Italian:
  Colibrì spadaccino
Japanese:
  yarihashihachidori
Japanese:
  ヤリハシハチドリ
Dutch:
  Zwaardkolibrie
Norwegian:
  Sverdkolibri
Polish:
  mieczodziobek
Portuguese:
  Beija-flor-bico-de-espada 
Russian:
  Колибри-мечеклюв
Slovak:
  dlhozobec vrchovský
Swedish:
  svärdnäbb
Chinese:
  剑嘴蜂鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Colibri porte-épée ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Colibri porte-épée ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Ensifera ensifera [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Ensifera ensifera [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ensifera ensifera [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ensifera ensifera [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ensifera ensifera [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Colibrí bec d'espasa
Czech: Kolibrík mecozobec, kolibřík mečozobec
Danish: Sværdkolibri
German: Schertschnabel, Schwertschnabel, Schwertschnabelkolibri
English: Sword billed Hummingbird, Sword-billed humingbird, Sword-billed Hummingbird
English (IOC): Sword-billed Hummingbird
Spanish: Colibrí de Pico Espada, Colibrí Pico Espada, Colibrí Picoespada
Spanish (Colombia): Colibrí pico de espada, Colibrí Picoespada
Spanish (Ecuador): Colibrí Picoespada
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí Picoespada
Spanish (HBW): Sword-billed Hummingbird
Spanish (Peru): Colibrí Pico-Espada
Spanish (Venezuela): Colibrí Pico Espada
Estonian: mõõknokk-koolibri
Finnish: Peitsikolibri
French: Bec-en-sabre, Colibri porte-épée
Hungarian: szuronyos kolibri
Icelandic: Sverðbríi
Italian: Colibrì becco a spada, Colibrì spadaccino
Japanese: yarihashihachidori
Japanese: ヤリハシハチドリ
Latin: Ensifera ensifera, Ornismya ensifera
Lithuanian: Kardasnapis kolibris
Dutch: Zwaardkolibrie
Norwegian: Sverdkolibri
Polish: Mieczodziób, mieczodziobek
Portuguese: Beija-flor-bico-de-espada 
Russian: колибри-мечеклюв, Мечеклювый колибри, шпагоклювый колибри
Slovak: dlhozobec vrchovský, Kolibrík mečozobý
Serbian: Kolibri mačonosac
Swedish: Svärdnäbb
Ukrainian: Колібрі-списодзьоб
Chinese: 剑嘴蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 刀嘴蜂鳥

 

         

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