black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis)

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General Information

The black-breasted puffleg, endemic to Ecuador and a member of the hummingbird family (Trochilidae), is approximately 3.25 inches (in) (8.5 centimeters (cm)) long (Fjelds[aring] and Krabbe 1990, p. 272; Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, p. 373; Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b, p. 280). The species is locally known as ``Calzadito pechinegro'' or ``Zamarrito pichinegro'' (United Nations Monitoring Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) 2008b, p. 1). Black-breasted pufflegs have distinctive white leg plumage (ergo, the name ``puffleg'') and straight, black bills. Males have entirely black upperparts, mostly black underparts, and dark steel-blue forked tails. Females have shiny, bronze-green upper plumage, turning blue toward the tail, with golden-green underparts (BirdLife International (BLI) 2007, p. 1).

  • Countries in which the the black-breasted Puffleg, Wherever found is known to occur:  Ecuador
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
2010-08-26 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2010-07-27 00:00:00.0 75 FR 43844 43853 Determination on Listing the Black-Breasted Puffleg as Endangered Throughout its Range; Final Rule
2008-12-08 00:00:00.0 73 FR 74427 74434 Proposed Rule To List Black-Breasted Puffleg as Endangered Throughout Its Range Under the Endangered Species Act

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the black-breasted Puffleg.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the black-breasted Puffleg.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for black-breasted Puffleg.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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