LC
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaemus



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. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions 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
2021 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 53,400 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size 50000-499999 mature individuals poor suspected 2019
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 2.29 years - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated to number 50,000-499,999 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019). The species is described as 'frequent' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification: The species is undergoing a moderate decline (Partners in Flight 2019).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Costa Rica extant native yes
Nicaragua extant native yes
Panama extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Panama Palo Seco Protection Forest
Panama Fortuna Forest Reserve
Panama Cerro Santiago
Panama Santa Fé National Park
Panama General de División Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park
Costa Rica Arenal-Monteverde
Costa Rica Talamanca Highlands
Costa Rica Central Volcanic Cordillera
Costa Rica El Rodeo, Cerros de Escazú and La Carpintera
Costa Rica La Amistad Caribe
Costa Rica Los Santos, La Amistad Pacífico
Costa Rica Tilarán Highlands

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 1200 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - international non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Lampornis calolaemus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/purple-throated-mountain-gem-lampornis-calolaemus on 02/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 02/03/2024.