Colorful Puffleg Eriocnemis mirabilis
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Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Meyer de Schauensee, 1967

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
Although now known from four locations, this species still has an extremely small and decreasing range in which habitat fragmentation is severe owing to small-scale logging and cultivation. It consequently qualifies as Critically Endangered. It is also considered Critically Endangered in Colombia (Renjifo et al. 2002).

BirdLife Species Guardian: Fundación ProAves

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 31 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Eriocnemis mirabilis. Downloaded from on 25/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/11/2017.