Coeligena torquata


To elaborate our model we removed uncertain localities such as those localities with no coordinates and all records with coordinates laying down in sites with estimated elevations below 1,500 m and above 3,650 m. Also one record in BioMap from San Pedro de Uraba (Antioquia) and three in DatAves from Leticia (Amazonas), which constitute corrupted data in the database, were deleted.

The habitat suitability model generated in Maxent showed excellent fit to the data, not showing areas suitable in climatic terms for this species off the main Andean ranges.

Assuming that the distribution of the species may have filled the complete climatic model generated, its distribution today in remnants of forest is about 47,320 km2, which corresponds to a loss of 63 % of its potential original distribution due to deforestation. Nonetheless, this species favours edges, secondary vegetation and gardens and therefore possibly deforestation has not negatively affected greatly its populations.

Further taxonomic studies needed to clarify relationships between C. torquata, C. conradii, C. eisenmanni and C. inca.

C. conradii usually considered a subspecies of C. torquata.


Regularized training gain is 1.977, training AUC is 0.954, unregularized training gain is 2.086.

Algorithm converged after 1280 iterations (55 seconds).

The follow settings were used during the run:

500 presence records used for training.

10496 points used to determine the Maxent distribution (background points and presence points).

Environmental layers used (all continuous): bio10co bio11co bio12co bio13co bio14co bio15co bio16co bio17co bio18co bio19co bio1co bio2co bio3co bio4co bio5co bio6co bio7co bio8co bio9co

Regularization values: linear/quadratic/product: 0.050, categorical: 0.250, threshold: 1.000, hinge: 0.500

Feature types used: hinge product linear threshold quadratic

responsecurves: true

jackknife: true

maximumiterations: 2000

'Equal Training Sensitivity and Specificity' and 'Equate Entropy of Thresholded and Original Distributions' thresholds and omission rates:

13.976-5.335-Cumulative threshold

0.325-0.223-Logistic threshold

0.107-0.139-Fractional predicted area

0.108-0.030-Training omission rate