CR (PE)
Turquoise-throated Puffleg Eriocnemis godini



Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: (Bourcier, 1851)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has not been recorded since the nineteenth century (only the type-specimen taken in 1850 has any locality information), the habitat at the type-locality has been almost completely destroyed, and searches specifically for this species in the area in 1980 failed. However, it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct because there was an unconfirmed record in 1976, and further searches of remnant habitat are required. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).



Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Eriocnemis godini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/07/2017.