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Rufous-webbed Brilliant Heliodoxa branickii

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
Version: 1.0 — Published June 27, 2014


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Rufous-webbed Brilliant has a large geographic range and, although the population is believed to be in decline, the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Rufous-webbed Brilliant 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).

The relative abundance of Rufous-webbed Brilliant is assessed as uncommon to fairly common in Peru (Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

Like many species of hummingbirds, Rufous-webbed Brilliant shows some tolerance of habitat fragmentation, degradation and disturbance; however, outright forest clearance is expected to cause local population declines. The primary human activities contributing to habitat loss (forest clearance) throughout range of this species are likely to be agricultural expansion and timber extraction.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.ruwbri1.01