Goethalsia bella


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Goethalsia bella
Species Authority: Nelson, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Pirre Hummingbird, Pirre Hummingbird
Spanish Colibrí del Pirre

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): Angehr, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Capper, D., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it occurs at very few locations within a small range. Its habitat remains largely pristine and it is not thought to be declining at present, but any evidence of declines or new threats would result in its uplisting to a higher category of threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Goethalsia bella is uncommon in the foothills of Cerro Sapo, Cerro Pirre and the Serranía de Jungurudo (G. R. Angehr in litt. 2000) in east Darién, Panama, and the adjacent extreme north-west Chocó in Colombia.

Colombia; Panama
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in the understorey of montane humid forest and edge. It is most common at elevations of 1,050-1,200 m on Cerro Pirre, but has been recorded from 600-1,650 m (Hilty and Brown 1986, Ridgely and Gwynne 1989).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of the highland forest within this very restricted range remains relatively pristine because of its inaccessibility and formal protection. The proposed Pan-American Highway link through Darién could be highly detrimental to this species (Ridgely and Gwynne 1989, Dinerstein et al. 1995) but there are no current plans for its completion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Research its ecology and population size. Grant protected status to areas of suitable habitat.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Goethalsia bella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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