Perija Starfrontlet Coeligena consita

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Wetmore & Phelps, Jr., 1952

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category

This newly-split and poorly-known species has a very small range and is presumed to have a small population, restricted to a number of very small subpopulations, which are inferred to be declining as a variety of threats including narcotics cultivation, uncontrolled colonisation, cattle-ranching and mineral exploitation cause the loss and fragmentation of its high altitude habitat. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable, but further information on population size, subpopulation structure, population trends and threats could lead to a further reclassification.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,500 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Coeligena consita. Downloaded from on 25/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/05/2020.