Species IUCN Status
Endemic to Honduras, the Honduran emerald hummingbird has been identified at four sites in that country, three of which around found in and near EcoLogic’s two project sites in the north. This hummingbird prefers arid thorn forests and enjoys a diet primarily consisting of 14 different plant species, including cacti and herbs. Currently considered endangered because of its low numbers and restricted range, the total population is estimated to only be between 350 and 1500 individuals. The primary threat to the survival of this hummingbird is the clearing of its habitat for farming and cattle grazing.