Black-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis nigrivestis

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Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range, being known with certainty only from two locations. Its small subpopulations are suspected to suffer ongoing declines owing to deforestation within a severely fragmented habitat and increasing impacts of climate change. Consequently it qualifies as Critically Endangered.

BirdLife Species Champion: The Blackwood Family

BirdLife Species Guardian: Aves y Conservación

Population size: 140-180 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 70 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Neotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Eriocnemis nigrivestis. Downloaded from on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2016.