LC
Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus



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.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,440,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown not applicable -
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) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 500,000-4,999,999 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina N Extant
Bolivia N Extant
Canada N Extant
Colombia N Extant
Costa Rica N Extant
Ecuador N Extant
El Salvador N Extant
Guatemala N Extant
Honduras N Extant
Mexico N Extant
Nicaragua N Extant Yes
Panama N Extant
Peru N Extant
USA N Extant
Venezuela N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Mexico Acahuizotla - Agua del Obispo
Mexico Cerros de Chalchihuitán
Mexico Cerros de San Cristóbal de las Casas
Mexico Coalcomán-Pómaro
Mexico El Carricito
Mexico El Tacaná
Mexico El Triunfo
Mexico La Cima
Mexico La Malinche
Mexico Lagos de Montebello
Mexico Montañas del Norte de Chiapas
Mexico Nevado de Colima
Mexico Omiltemi
Mexico Tlaxiaco
Mexico Lago de Pátzcuaro
Mexico Tancítaro
Mexico Tacámbaro
Mexico Sur del Valle de México
Mexico San Antonio Peña Nevada
Mexico Sierra Norte
Mexico Sierra de Miahuatlán
Mexico Sierra de Taxco-Nevado de Toluca
Mexico Sierra de Manantlán
Mexico Sierra Chincua

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable non-breeding
Altitude 1200 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 500 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Colibri thalassinus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/05/2020.