Little Woodstar Chaetocercus bombus

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Gould, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a large range, but it is severely fragmented, and only a fraction is likely to be occupied. It qualifies as Vulnerable because the dearth of recent records suggests that the population may now be small, comprised of very small subpopulations, and declining significantly owing to rapid rates of deforestation.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 359,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Chaetocercus bombus. Downloaded from on 25/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/10/2021.