LC
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
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. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,960,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,660,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable estimated -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.7 - - -

Trend justification: This species has had stable population trends over the last 40 years in North America (data from Breeding Bird Survey and/or Christmas Bird Count: Butcher and Niven 2007).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Canada N Extant
Guatemala N Extant
Mexico N Extant
USA N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Mexico Acahuizotla - Agua del Obispo
Mexico Cebadillas
Mexico Cerros de San Cristóbal de las Casas
Mexico Coalcomán-Pómaro
Mexico El Carricito
Mexico El Tacaná
Mexico Guacamayita
Mexico La Cima
Mexico La Malinche
Mexico Lagos de Montebello
Mexico Las Bufas
Mexico Maderas Chihuahua
Mexico Monte Escobedo
Mexico Nevado de Colima
Mexico Omiltemi
Mexico Lago de Pátzcuaro
Mexico Piélagos
Mexico Tancítaro
Mexico Tacámbaro
Mexico Sur del Valle de México
Mexico Río Presidio-Pueblo Nuevo
Mexico San Antonio Peña Nevada
Mexico Sierra Norte
Mexico Sierra de Valparaiso
Mexico Sierra de Miahuatlán
Mexico Sierra de Taxco-Nevado de Toluca
Mexico Sierra de Manantlán
Mexico Sierra Chincua
Mexico Sierra de Atoyac y Bosques de Niebla de la Costa Grande

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major non-breeding
Forest Temperate major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major breeding
Altitude 1500 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 3750 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Selasphorus platycercus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2021.