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Darién highlands
Country/Territory Colombia,Panama
Area 3,000 
Altitude 700 - 2,300m  
Priority urgent 
Habitat loss limited 
Knowledge incomplete 

General characteristics 

Embracing the highlands that rise from the Dari

Restricted-range species 

All the restricted-range species are confined to forest habitats, primarily above 700-800

Species IUCN Category
Tacarcuna Wood-quail (Odontophorus dialeucos)  VU 
Russet-crowned Quail-dove (Zentrygon goldmani)  NT 
Bare-shanked Screech-owl (Megascops clarkii)  LC 
Pirre Hummingbird (Goethalsia bella)  NT 
Violet-capped Hummingbird (Goldmania violiceps)  LC 
Tacarcuna Tapaculo (Scytalopus panamensis)  VU 
Narino Tapaculo (Scytalopus vicinior)  LC 
Beautiful Treerunner (Margarornis bellulus)  NT 
Varied Solitaire (Myadestes coloratus)  LC 
Pirre Warbler (Basileuterus ignotus)  VU 
Sooty-faced Finch (Arremon crassirostris)  LC 
Blue-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia arcaei)  NT 
Green-naped Tanager (Tangara fucosa)  NT 
Tacarcuna Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus tacarcunae)  LC 
Pirre Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus inornatus)  LC 
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia flavirostris)  LC 

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

IBA Code Site Name Country
CO018  Capurganá  Colombia 
PA030  Portobelo National Park  Panama 
PA040  Chagres National Park  Panama 
PA043  Serranía de Majé  Panama 
PA047  Narganá Wildlands Area  Panama 
PA051  Punta Garachiné-Cerro Sapo  Panama 
PA053  Darién National Park  Panama 

Threats and conservation 

None of the restricted-range species is currently considered threatened, due in part to the relatively pristine state of the highland forests (especially those in Dari

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Darién highlands. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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