White-tailed Starfrontlet Coeligena phalerata

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: (Bangs, 1898)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is endemic to a small range in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where it is under threat of habitat loss and fragmentation, causing a slow population decline. The decline may however accelerate in the future as a consequence of climate change, which is projected to lead to an uphill range shift and range contraction. Therefore, the species is listed as Near Threatened. Recent records however suggest that it may also be present in the Serranía de Perijá; if this was confirmed the status may require a re-evaluation.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,570 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Coeligena phalerata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-tailed-starfrontlet-coeligena-phalerata on 09/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 09/12/2023.