Current view: Data table and detailed info
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.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red list criteria met and history
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Population justification: The global population is suspected to number 50,000-499,999 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2022). The species is described as uncommon to locally fairly common (Stotz et al. 1996, Short 2020).
Trend justification: The species is undergoing a decline; it has reportedly become rarer in Costa Rica, likely as a consequence of forest fragmentation (Short 2020, Partners in Flight 2022). Tree cover within the range is lost at a rate of 5% over three generations (Global Forest Watch 2021, using Hansen et al.  data and methods disclosed therein). Considering additional impacts of fragmentation, population declines may exceed the rate of tree cover loss. Tentatively, population declines are here placed in the band 10-19% over three generations.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Selenidera spectabilis. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/yellow-eared-toucanet-selenidera-spectabilis on 04/06/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/06/2023.