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Cordillera de la Costa Central
Country/Territory Venezuela
Area 6,200 
Altitude 600 - 2,500m  
Priority urgent 
Habitat loss moderate 
Knowledge good 

General characteristics 

The Cordillera de la Costa Central extends from Carabobo state to Laguna de Tacarigua in Miranda state, along the north coast of Venezuela. In the west, the main cordillera terminates at the Yaracuy river. The EBA also embraces the parallel southern chain, the Cadena del Interior, as well as the Sierra de Aroa to the west of the Yaracuy around San Felipe (and north of the Cojedes headwaters that form the northern boundary of the Cordillera de M

Restricted-range species 

The birds in this EBA are primarily reliant on montane evergreen forest and forest-edge habitats (mostly above 750

Species IUCN Category
Helmeted Curassow (Pauxi pauxi)  EN 
Venezuelan Wood-quail (Odontophorus columbianus)  NT 
Rusty-flanked Crake (Laterallus levraudi)  EN 
Red-eared Parakeet (Pyrrhura hoematotis)  LC 
Tepui Swift (Streptoprocne phelpsi)  LC 
 (Chlorostilbon alice)  NR 
Violet-chested Hummingbird (Sternoclyta cyanopectus)  LC 
White-tipped Quetzal (Pharomachrus fulgidus)  LC 
Handsome Fruiteater (Pipreola formosa)  LC 
Venezuelan Bristle-tyrant (Phylloscartes venezuelanus)  NT 
Schwartz's Antthrush (Chamaeza turdina)  LC 
Great Antpitta (Grallaria excelsa)  VU 
Scallop-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula loricata)  NT 
Black-throated Spinetail (Synallaxis castanea)  LC 
Guttulate Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla guttulata)  LC 
Fulvous-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis fulviceps)  LC 
Rufous-cheeked Tanager (Tangara rufigenis)  LC 

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

IBA Code Site Name Country
  Monumento Natural Cerro Platillón  Venezuela 
VE007  Morrocoy National Park (Parque Nacional Morrocoy IBA)  Venezuela 
VE011  Parque Nacional Sierra de San Luis  Venezuela 
VE027  Parque Nacional Guatopo  Venezuela 
VE028  Parque Nacional El Ávila  Venezuela 
VE029  Parque Nacional Macarao  Venezuela 
VE030  Monumento Natural Pico Codazzi  Venezuela 
VE031  Henri Pittier National Park (Parque Nacional Henri Pittier IBA)  Venezuela 
VE032  Parque Nacional San Esteban  Venezuela 
VE033  Palmichal  Venezuela 
VE034  Parque Nacional Yurubí  Venezuela 
VE035  Parque Nacional Tirgua (General Manuel Manrique)  Venezuela 
VE037  Parque Nacional Yacambú  Venezuela 

Threats and conservation 

There is still extensive forest cover in parts of the Cordillera de la Costa Central, although deforestation has been severe around Caracas, and many other areas have been badly degraded (Huber and Alarc

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Cordillera de la Costa Central. Downloaded from on 29/10/2016

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