Wire-crested Thorntail Discosura popelairii

Family: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Authority: (DuBus & Gisignies, 1846)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c

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Justification of Red List category

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, it is suspected that the population of this species will decline by 25-30% over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Near Threatened (almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A3c).

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,240,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Discosura popelairii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2021.