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Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick


Conservation Status

Black-bellied Hummingbird has a small geographic range, and its population trend has not been quantified. Nonetheless, the IUCN Red List conservation status for Black-bellied Hummingbird is rated as Least Concern (Birdlife International 2014). Black-bellied Hummingbird is included in Appendix II of CITES, however, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is Endangered and is on Appendix I of CITES).

The relative abundance of Black-bellied Hummingbird is assessed as "uncommon to locally abundant" in Costa Rica, which constitutes the bulk of range of the species (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Effects of human activity on populations

No specific threats to Black-bellied Hummingbird are identified (BirdLife International 2014). It potentially is vulnerable to habitat loss.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.