Campylopterus villaviscensio


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Campylopterus villaviscensio
Species Authority: (Bourcier, 1851)
Common Name(s):
English Napo Sabrewing
Spanish Colibrí del Napo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Hornbuckle, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Capper, D., Sharpe, C J
This species is thought to have a moderately small range and population which are decreasing in size owing to habitat loss. It is consequently classified as Near Threatened, but further information on its status may lead to its uplisting to a higher category of threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Campylopterus villaviscensio occurs on the east slope of the Andes in Ecuador, at three sites in north-east Peru (San Martín, Amazonas) (Sibley and Monroe 1990, Schulenberg and Awbrey 1997, J. Hornbuckle in litt. 1999) and in southern Colombia (Nariño and Putumayo). It is relatively common but is presumably declining due to habitat loss.

Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in foothill evergreen and elfin forest, and second-growth woodland at 1,050-1,500 m (Parker et al. 1996)

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of its montane forests are under intense pressure from conversion for agriculture and cattle pasture, mining operations and logging, with widespread destruction of its habitat also caused by peasant farmers, and tea and coffee growers (Dinerstein et al. 1995).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Effectively protect and manage core areas of remaining habitat. Monitor population at strongholds and search for the species in potentially suitable habitat at new sites. Study its ecology and its ability to persist in degraded and fragmented habitats. Attempt to obtain an accurate estimate of its population size and trends. Quantify extent of habitat losses.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Campylopterus villaviscensio. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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