||Calzadito Turquesa, Zamarrito Gorjiturquesa
||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.
||10-11 cm. Predominantly green hummingbird with violet-blue throat, in male, and undertail-coverts, in both sexes. Male has shining golden green upperparts and most of underparts, bluish green rump and uppertail-coverts, faint blue throat and violet undertail-coverts, and blue-black, slightly forked, tail. Female lacks throat patch and plumage generally less bright, more golden on belly. Both sexes have straight black bill. Similar spp. Among pufflegs, blue throat patch of male is distinctive within range. Female Glowing Puffleg E. vestitus has extensive cinnamon-buff on throat and breast.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Benstead, P., Bird, J., Butchart, S., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A. & Ashpole, J
This species has not been recorded since the nineteenth century (only the type-specimen taken in 1850 has any locality information), the habitat at the type-locality has been almost completely destroyed, and searches specifically for this species in the area in 1980 failed. However, it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct because there was an unconfirmed record in 1976, and further searches of remnant habitat are required. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).
|Date last seen:
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2012 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 2010 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 2009 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 2008 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 2004 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 2000 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 1996 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 1994 – Critically Endangered (CR) –
- 1988 – Threatened (T) –