LC
Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2020 Least Concern
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 not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 72 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 715,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 20000-49999 poor estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) 1-9 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 1-9 - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.4 - - -

Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the global population to number fewer than 50,000 mature individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008, 2017); thus it is here placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals.

Trend justification:

The species is undergoing a large, significant decline (Partners in Flight 2019). A remote sensing analysis found that forest within the species's range was lost at a rate of 6% over three generations (Tracewski et al. 2016); therefore the species is thought to be declining by <10% over three generations.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Belize N Extant Yes
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Nicaragua N Extant Yes
Panama N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Panama San San Pond Sak Wetlands
Guatemala Maya - Lacandón
Guatemala Sacranix
Guatemala Lachuá - Ik'bolay
Guatemala Guatemalan Caribbean Slope
Guatemala Candelaria - Campur
Nicaragua Bosawas
Nicaragua Prinzapolka/Alamikamba Rivers
Belize Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands
Belize Maya Mountains and southern reserves
Mexico Calakmul
Mexico Chimalapas
Costa Rica Arenal-Monteverde
Costa Rica Central Volcanic Cordillera
Costa Rica La Amistad Caribe
Mexico El Ocote
Honduras Tawahka
Honduras Parque Nacional Patuca
Honduras Pico Bonito
Mexico Los Tuxtlas
Mexico Montes Azules
Mexico Uxpanapa
Mexico Sierra de Tabasco
Mexico Sierra Chixtontic, Sierra Canjá
Honduras Rio Platano

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cotinga amabilis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.