Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti
Version: 1.0 — Published March 29, 2013
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Wine-throated Hummingbird has a large geographic range and the population trend appears to be stable. Consequently the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2013). Nonetheless it is considered Threatened under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This is also a species of high concern to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 15-49% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.
Wine-throated 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 on Appendix I of CITES).
Effects of human activity on populations
Human activity probably has little short term effect on Wine-throated Hummingbird; no threats to this species are identified by BirdLife International (2013). Wine-throated Hummingbird is specialized, however, on tropical highland forest habitats. The primary threat to these habitats are clearing for agriculture and livestock grazing.