del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
||not a migrant
Population justification: The global population is suspected to number fewer than 50,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2022), thus it is here placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals.
Trend justification: The population trend has not been investigated. Tree cover within the range is lost at a rate of 13% over ten years (Global Forest Watch 2022, using Hansen et al.  data and methods disclosed therein). Apart from forests and forest edge, the species is also found in forest gaps and shrubby habitat and appears to be somewhat tolerant of degradation and disturbance (Arizmendi et al. 2020); consequently, population declines may be slower than the current rate of tree cover loss suggests. Tentatively, population declines are here placed in the band 1-9% over ten years.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Lophornis helenae. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-crested-coquette-lophornis-helenae on 03/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/12/2023.