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Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass 3.03 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 7,700 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Anguilla (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant       Yes
Barbados Native Extant       Yes
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
Dominica Native Extant       Yes
Grenada Native Extant Yes      
Guadeloupe (to France) Native Extant       Yes
Martinique (to France) Native Extant       Yes
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant       Yes
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant Yes      
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant       Yes
St Lucia Native Extant       Yes
St Martin (to France) Native Extant       Yes
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant       Yes
USA Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Virgin Islands (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Virgin Islands (to USA) Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Anguilla (to UK) Katouche Bay Pond site factsheet
Anguilla (to UK) Katouche Canyon site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Bethesda Dam site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Christian Valley site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Codrington Lagoon and the Creek site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Fitches Creek Bay site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Potworks Dam site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Valley Church Bay site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Wallings Forest site factsheet
Barbados Bayfield Pond site factsheet
Barbados Chancery Lane Swamp site factsheet
Barbados East Point Pond site factsheet
Barbados Graeme Hall Swamp site factsheet
Barbados St Lucy Shooting Swamps site factsheet
Barbados St Philip Shooting Swamps site factsheet
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Saba site factsheet
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) The Quill, Sint Eustatius site factsheet
Dominica Morne Diablotin National Park site factsheet
Dominica Morne Trois Pitons National Park site factsheet
Dominica Point Des Foux site factsheet
Grenada Beausejour/Grenville Vale site factsheet
Grenada Grand Etang site factsheet
Grenada Mount Hartman site factsheet
Grenada Mount Saint Catherine site factsheet
Grenada Perseverance site factsheet
Grenada Woodford site factsheet
Grenada Woodlands site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Forestry massif of Basse-Terre island site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin's eastern coastline site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) îlets de la Petite-Terre site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Pointe des Châteaux site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Forêts du Nord et de la Montagne Pelée site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Grand Macabou site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Mangrove de Fort de France site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Massif forestier entre Le Diamant et les Trois-Îlets site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Pitons du Carbet site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Presqu'île de la Caravelle site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) Centre Hills site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) Northern Forested Ghauts site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) South Soufriere Hills site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Ceiba and Naguabo site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) El Yunque site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Este Central site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Humacao site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Jobos Bay site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Karso del Sur site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Vieques site factsheet
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Fort Amsterdam, Sint Maarten site factsheet
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Fresh Pond, Sint Maarten site factsheet
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Little Bay, Sint Maarten site factsheet
St Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Lucia Government Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Lucia Mandele Dry Forest site factsheet
St Lucia North-east coast site factsheet
St Lucia Pitons Management Area site factsheet
St Martin (to France) Grand Etang site factsheet
St Martin (to France) Pic Paradis site factsheet
St Martin (to France) Tintamarre site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Ashton Wetland site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Botanic Gardens Natural Landmark site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Campden Park Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Colonarie Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Cumberland Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Dalaway Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines King's Hill Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines La Soufrière National Park site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mount Pleasant Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mustique Island site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Richmond Forest Reserve site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to UK) Anegada: Western salt ponds and coastal areas site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to UK) Great Tobago site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) Great Pond site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) John Brewer's Bay site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) Magens Bay site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) Mangrove Lagoon site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) Perseverance Bay Lagoons site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) Southgate and Green Cay site factsheet
Virgin Islands (to USA) St John site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest major resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Orthorhyncus cristatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 7,700 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species