Black-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron dorsale

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Salvin & Godman, 1880

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Endangered because it occupies a very small range, within which it has become apparent that suitable habitat is severely fragmented owing to deforestation, extensive burning and over-grazing. The impoverished state of previously suitable habitat in some areas necessitates urgent work to study this species and its threats.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,900 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ramphomicron dorsale. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-backed-thornbill-ramphomicron-dorsale 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.