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The world's most endangered swifts and hummingbirds


Chart: conservation status of the world's swifts and hummingbirds
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's swifts and hummingbirds


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
TROCHILIDAEChlorostilbon braceiBrace's EmeraldEX
TROCHILIDAEChlorostilbon elegansGould's EmeraldEX
TROCHILIDAECoeligena orinaDusky StarfrontletCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEriocnemis godiniTurquoise-throated PufflegCRunknown
TROCHILIDAEEriocnemis isabellaeGorgeted PufflegCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEriocnemis mirabilisColorful Puffleg, Colourful PufflegCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEriocnemis nigrivestisBlack-breasted PufflegCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAELepidopyga lilliaeSapphire-bellied HummingbirdCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAELophornis brachylophusShort-crested CoquetteCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAESephanoides fernandensisJuan Fernandez Firecrown, Juan Fernández FirecrownCRdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAglaeactis aliciaePurple-backed SunbeamENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAglaiocercus berlepschiVenezuelan SylphENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAmazilia boucardiMangrove HummingbirdENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAmazilia castaneiventrisChestnut-bellied HummingbirdENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAmazilia luciaeHonduran EmeraldENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAECampylopterus phainopeplusSanta Marta SabrewingENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEChaetocercus berlepschiEsmeraldas WoodstarENdecreasing
APODIDAECollocalia bartschiGuam SwiftletENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEulidia yarrelliiChilean WoodstarENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEupherusa cyanophrysBlue-capped Hummingbird, Oaxaca HummingbirdENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEGlaucis dohrniiHook-billed HermitENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEHeliangelus regalisRoyal SunangelENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEHylonympha macrocercaScissor-tailed HummingbirdENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAELoddigesia mirabilisMarvellous Spatuletail, Marvelous SpatuletailENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEMetallura baroniViolet-throated MetaltailENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEMetallura iracundaPerija Metaltail, Perijá MetaltailENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAERamphomicron dorsaleBlack-backed ThornbillENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAETaphrolesbia griseiventrisGray-bellied Comet, Grey-bellied CometENdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAnthocephala floricepsBlossomcrownVUdecreasing
APODIDAEApus acuticaudaDark-rumped SwiftVUstable
TROCHILIDAEChaetocercus bombusLittle WoodstarVUdecreasing
TROCHILIDAECoeligena prunelleiBlack IncaVUdecreasing
APODIDAECollocalia elaphraSeychelles SwiftletVUstable
APODIDAECollocalia leucophaeaPolynesian Swiftlet, Tahiti SwiftletVUstable
APODIDAECollocalia sawtelliAitu Swiftlet, Atiu Swiftlet, Sawtell's SwiftletVUstable
TROCHILIDAEEupherusa poliocercaWhite-tailed HummingbirdVUdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEHeliodoxa gularisPink-throated BrilliantVUdecreasing
TROCHILIDAELophornis gouldiiDot-eared CoquetteVUunknown
TROCHILIDAEPhlogophilus hemileucurusEcuadorian PiedtailVUdecreasing
APODIDAESchoutedenapus schoutedeniCongo Swift, Schouteden's SwiftVUdecreasing
TROCHILIDAESelasphorus ardensGlow-throated HummingbirdVUdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEThalurania ridgwayiMexican WoodnymphVUdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEAugastes lumachellaHooded VisorbearerNTstable
TROCHILIDAEAugastes scutatusHyacinth VisorbearerNTstable
TROCHILIDAECampylopterus ensipennisWhite-tailed SabrewingNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAECampylopterus excellensLong-tailed SabrewingNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAECampylopterus villaviscensioNapo SabrewingNTdecreasing
APODIDAEChaetura pelagicaChimney SwiftNTdecreasing
APODIDAECollocalia francicaMascarene Swiftlet, Mauritius SwiftletNTunknown
APODIDAECollocalia vulcanorumVolcano SwiftletNTstable
APODIDAECypseloides rothschildiRothschild's SwiftNTstable
TROCHILIDAEDiscosura popelairiiWire-crested ThorntailNTunknown
TROCHILIDAEDoricha elizaMexican SheartailNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEriocnemis cupreoventrisCoppery-bellied PufflegNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEEriocnemis derbyiBlack-thighed PufflegNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEGoethalsia bellaPirre Hummingbird, Rufous-cheeked HummingbirdNTunknown
TROCHILIDAEHaplophaedia lugensHoary PufflegNTdecreasing
APODIDAEHydrochous gigasGiant Swiftlet, Waterfall SwiftNTdecreasing
APODIDAEMearnsia picinaPhilippine Needletail, Philippine Spine-tailed SwiftNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEMellisuga helenaeBee HummingbirdNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEOreotrochilus adelaWedge-tailed HillstarNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEPhaethornis aethopygaTapajos Hermit, Tapajós HermitNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEPhaethornis koepckeaeKoepcke's HermitNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEPhlogophilus hartertiPeruvian PiedtailNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAERamphodon naeviusSaw-billed HermitNTdecreasing
TROCHILIDAEThalurania watertoniiLong-tailed WoodnymphNTunknown


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.

Least concern species are excluded from this list



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