Glow-throated Hummingbird

Central America


Selasphorus ardens


  • Forest in eastern Chiriquí is becoming fragmented, and the Serranía de Tabasará is generally threatened by subsistence agriculture, clearance for coffee plantations, cattle-grazing, over-use of pesticides and fires. Deforestation for subsistence agriculture is severely affecting the core of the species's range in the area of Cerro Santiago.

The glow-throated hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is native to the Talamancan montane forests of western Panama and generally is found along edge habitats.

It is threatened by habitat loss. The population is currently decreasing, with an estimation of less than one thousand left forming a single subspecies.