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Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum



Family: Momotidae (Motmots)

Authority: (Du Bus & Gisignies, 1847)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a relatively large and fragmented range, but it occurs at low densities and therefore requires large expanses of undisturbed habitat to sustain viable populations (Collar et al. 1992). It is classified as Vulnerable because its small population occurs in one of the most threatened habitats in Central America, and is consequently suspected to be in decline.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 277,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Electron carinatum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.