Purple-backed Sunbeam Aglaeactis aliciae

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: Salvin, 1896

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is restricted to a small range, in which its favoured alder woodland habitat is degraded rapidly through burning for cattle pasture and clearance to make way for eucalyptus plantations.

Population size: 1000-2499 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,100 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Aglaeactis aliciae. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.