White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

White-eared Hummingbird has a very broad distribution, and across most of its range this species is considered to be fairly common to common. Consequently its IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Under Mexican law, White-eared Hummingbird is not considered to be threatened (SEMARNAT 2010).

White-eared Hummingbird is included in Appendix II of CITES, 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).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to White-eared Hummingbird are identified by BirdLife International (2015); it is vulnerable to forest loss or fragmentation but, as a species that tolerates forest edges, it is less vulnerable than are many other species of montane forests.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2015). White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whehum.01