LC
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Campylopterus curvipennis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously split into C. curvipennis and C. excellens following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

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.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2014 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 6 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 867,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 50,000-499,999 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to habitat clearance for agriculture.


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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Mexico Sierra Norte
Mexico Los Tuxtlas
Mexico Chimalapas
Mexico El Ocote
Mexico Corredor Laguna Bélgica - Sierra Limón - Cañón Sumidero
Mexico Uxpanapa
Mexico Presa Temascal
Belize Maya Mountains and southern reserves
Guatemala Maya - Lacandón
Guatemala Lachuá - Ik'bolay
Guatemala Candelaria - Campur
Guatemala Guatemalan Caribbean Slope
Belize Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands
Honduras Tawahka
Honduras Rio Platano
Honduras Parque Nacional Patuca
Honduras Pico Bonito
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica y Tenango
Mexico Bosques Montanos de Zacapoaxtla y Zautla
Mexico Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1400 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 (2021) Species factsheet: Campylopterus curvipennis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2021.