Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
The population is suspected to be increasing as ongoing habitat destruction creates new areas of suitable habitat. Subspecies caeruleogaster is suspected to be in decline locally owing to deforestation. However the overall population trend is suspected to be increasing (del Hoyo et al. 1999).
Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Chalybura buffonii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2021.