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Rainbow Starfrontlet Coeligena iris

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 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 6.9 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 75,200 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 Decreasing -
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 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Trend justification: This species is thought to be declining within its restricted range owing to ongoing habitat destruction. However it appears to adapt well to certain degraded habitats such as gardens and plantations (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Ecuador Native Extant       Yes
Peru Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Ecuador Acanamá-Guashapamba-Aguirre site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Colambo-Yacuri site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Dudas-Mazar site factsheet
Ecuador Cajas-Mazán site factsheet
Ecuador Parque Nacional Podocarpus site factsheet
Ecuador Parque Nacional Sangay site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Comunal Bosque de Angashcola site factsheet
Ecuador Selva Alegre site factsheet
Peru Alto Valle del Saña site factsheet
Peru Aypate site factsheet
Peru Bosque de Cuyas site factsheet
Peru Cerro Chinguela site factsheet
Peru Chiñama site factsheet
Peru Cordillera de Colán site factsheet
Peru Huamba site factsheet
Peru La Cocha site factsheet
Peru Laquipampa site factsheet
Peru Toldo site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1700 - 3300 m Occasional altitudinal limits 1500 - 3500 m

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: Coeligena iris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014.

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 (Gould, 1854)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 75,200 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species