Purple-backed Sunbeam Aglaeactis aliciae

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Salvin, 1896

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a single, very small population which is inferred to be declining owing to considerable ongoing habitat degradation through burning for cattle pasture and clearance of its favoured alder woodland habitat to make way for eucalyptus plantations.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Aglaeactis aliciae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.