Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: (Lembeye, 1850)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ac+3c+4ac

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Justification of Red List category
This species is declining moderately rapidly as a result of forest loss and degradation and has already disappeared from many areas where it was formerly considered widespread. Consequently, it is classified as Near Threatened. The population size has not been quantified; should new data become available, the species may qualify for uplisting soon.

Population size: 22000-66000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 161,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Mellisuga helenae. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/bee-hummingbird-mellisuga-helenae on 02/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 02/12/2023.