Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus): Revise global status?

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4 Responses to Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus): Revise global status?

  1. If you overlap the distribution map of C. bombus with the South American threatened ecosystems red list (Ferrer-Paris et al. 2019) and the mining concessions in southern Ecuador. It might be important to keep the VU category for current and future threats. Also, its seasonal mobility might be comprimised for the critical conditions of the subtropical forest and subtropical riparian vegetation that the bird follows to go to montane areas (mainly on southwest Ecuador). Finnally, this species can be easily misidentified and several records of other species (e.g., Short-tailed Woodstar and Purple-throated Woodstar) might be added to eBird or iNaturalist as C. bombus (it can be an erroneous idea of frequent records). I suggest keeped it in the same category of threat until a proper assessment.

  2. Red List Team (BirdLife International) says:

    Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this discussion. We greatly appreciate the time and effort invested by so many people in commenting. The window for consultation is now closed. We will analyse and interpret the new information and post a preliminary decision on this species’s Red List status on this page in early July.

    Thank you once again,
    BirdLife Red List Team

  3. Red List Team (BirdLife International) says:

    Preliminary proposal

    Based on available information, our preliminary proposal for the 2021 Red List would be to adopt the proposed classifications outlined in the initial forum discussion.

    Threats to this species’s habitat leading to the loss of forests within the range have been taken into account in the reassessment of the Red List status. The level of data quality of the population size value remains insufficient to allow a listing as threatened.

    There is now a period for further comments until the final deadline in mid-July, after which the recommended categorisations will be put forward to IUCN.

    The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.

  4. Red List Team (BirdLife International) says:

    Recommended categorisation to be put forward to IUCN

    The final categorisation for this species has not changed. Little Woodstar is recommended to be listed as Near Threatened, approaching the threshold for listing as threatened under Criterion C2a(i).

    Many thanks for everyone who contributed to the 2021 GTB Forum process. The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.

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