Mountain Avocetbill Opisthoprora euryptera

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

Mountain Avocetbill has a restricted geographic range but the population is believed to be stable; the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). This species 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 Mountain Avocetbill is assessed as uncommon (generally; Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990), rare and local (Colombia, Hilty and Brown 1986; Ecuador, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), and uncommon and local (Peru, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little short-term direct effect on Mountain Avocetbill, other than the local effects of habitat destruction; no threats are identified by BirdLife International (2014).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2014). Mountain Avocetbill (Opisthoprora euryptera), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.