Blue-throated Goldentail Hylocharis eliciae

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Conservation

Conservation Status

Blue-throated Goldentail has a large geographic range, and its population appears to be increasing; consequently this species is asssessed as of Least Concern species globally (BirdLife International 2013),. It also is not considered to be threatened under Mexican law. Blue-throated Goldentail is included in Appendix II of CITES, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for the Endangered Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is on Appendix I of CITES).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity probably has little short term effect on Blue-throated Goldentail; no threats are identified by BirdLife International (2013).

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Blue-throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bltgol1.01