Colourful Puffleg

In 2005, Swarovski donated funds which allowed the American Bird Conservancy and Fundación ProAves to create a reserve for this species.

The Colourful Puffleg is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Colourful puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Glossary & References * All * * Back to media Colourful puffleg perched on a branch Colourful puffleg perched on a branchPrint factsheet Facts - More

* Colourful Puffleg, Eriocnemis mirabilis * Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Eriocnemis alinae In addition there were the controversial species: Eriocnemis söderströmi, E. isaacsoni and E. dyselius which were each only known by one specimen. In the case of E. söderströmi it could have been either the female of E. godini or a hybrid between E. luciani and E. nigrivestris. E. dyselius was nothing more than a melanistic individual of E. cupreoventris. Today these species are considered invalid. More

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Discovered in 1967, the bizarre and aptly named Colourful Puffleg was known from a handful of individuals. Searches by ProAves on the Pacific slope of the Western Andes located the Critically Endangered Puffleg and discovered a new species of Wood-wren. In 2004, ProAves established a 2,700 acre reserve to protect the narrow elevational belt (2200-2600m) of montane cloud forest needed by both species. More

, refer to Colourful Puffleg in Cotinga 11: 36). Many endemic and threatened species, some captured for the first time on film, are shown, such as Black Inca, White-tailed Starfrontlet, Blossomcrown, Napo Sabrewing, Pink-throated Brilliant, Black-thighed Puffleg, Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Hoary Puffleg, Pirre Hummingbird, Coppery-breasted Puffleg, etc. Although this book refers to the Hummers of Colombia, over 60% of the species found in Ecuador, close to 70% of those in Venezuela and 50% inhabiting Panama are depicted. More

Colourful Puffleg Eriocnemis mirabilis features in the Rare Birds Yearbook Close Window All photos are copyrighted by BirdLife and/or its contributing photographers and may not be reproduced or exploited in any fashion without permission from BirdLife. Where specific permission for media use has been given, please use the appropriate credit. More

* Colourful puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) * Black-breasted puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) * Sapphire-bellied hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae) * Short-crested coquette (Lophornis brachylopha) * Juan Fernandez firecrown (Sephanoides fernandensis) Refs: For a list of sources used in the creation of this visual guide, please see the Recommended Reading page. More

Colourful puffleg is one of the many species in high risk of extinction in Kupe Mwanenguba forest area. More

* Colourful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) - Text and Image. * Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps) - Image. * Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps) - Images. * Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides) - Image. * Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides) - Images. * Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura) - Images. * Gilded Sapphire (Hylocharis chrysura) - Image. * Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestitus) - Image. More

Distribution of Colourful Puffleg in the West Andes of Colombia Juan Pablo López Ordóñez et al. have been awarded US$1,350 to determine the current and potential range of the Colourful Puffleg Eriocnemis mirabilis in the West Andes of Colombia. Until recently, this Critically Endangered species was known solely from Swarovski Natural Reserve, in Parque Natural Nacional Munchique, but has now been found 20 km away at a site with the same habitat and very steep terrain as the type locality. More

* Colourful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) CR * Hoary Puffleg (Haplophaedia lugens) NT * Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) LC * Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) LC * White-eyed (Choco) Trogon (Trogon comptus) LC * Plate-billed Mountain-toucan (Andigena laminirostris) NT * Choco Toucan (Ramphastos brevis) LC * Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus) NT * Five-coloured Barbet (Capito quinticolor) VU More

Colourful Puffleg is one of 192 species currently listed as Critically Endangered. More

Colourful Puffleg Eriocnemis mirabilis 2006 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Critically Endangered Justification The only known location for this species is subject to small-scale logging, indicating that its extremely small range and population are declining. It consequently qualifies as Critically Endangered. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Eriocnemis
Species : mirabilis
Authority : Meyer de Schauensee, 1967