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Colombian inter-Andean slopes
Country/Territory Colombia
Area 48,000 
Altitude 1,000 - 2,500m  
Priority critical 
Habitat loss major 
Knowledge incomplete 

General characteristics 

Lying within the Andes of Colombia, this EBA embraces the slopes of the Pat

Restricted-range species 

The species primarily occupy humid foothill and lower montane forest with associated edge and secondary vegetation, mainly at c.1,200-2,500

Species IUCN Category
Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi)  VU 
Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax)  EN 
Chestnut Wood-quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus)  NT 
Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri)  EN 
Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps)  VU 
Rufous-vented Whitetip (Urosticte ruficrissa)  LC 
Yellow-headed Manakin (Xenopipo flavicapilla)  VU 
Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii)  LC 
Schwartz's Antthrush (Chamaeza turdina)  LC 
Moustached Antpitta (Grallaria alleni)  VU 
Hooded Antpitta (Grallaricula cucullata)  VU 
Red-bellied Grackle (Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster)  VU 
Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps)  EN 
Dusky-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus)  NT 
Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys)  VU 
Multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima)  VU 
Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi)  VU 

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

IBA Code Site Name Country
  Corredor Ladera Chipre - Alcazares - Arenillo  Colombia 
  Finca Chupadero  Colombia 
  Finca La Cascada  Colombia 
  Jardín  Colombia 
CO023  Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquídeas  Colombia 
CO028  Reserva Forestal Yotoco  Colombia 
CO031  Farallones de Cali Natural National Park  Colombia 
CO036  La Forzosa-Santa Gertrudis  Colombia 
CO037  San Sebastián  Colombia 
CO045  Reserva Hidrográfica, Forestal y Parque Ecológico de Río Blanco  Colombia 
CO047  Bosques del Oriente de Risaralda  Colombia 
CO050  Cañón del Río Barbas y Bremen  Colombia 
CO051  Finca la Betulia Reserva la Patasola  Colombia 
CO054  Cañón del Río Combeima  Colombia 
CO055  Cuenca del Río Toche  Colombia 
CO057  Páramos y Bosques Altoandinos de Génova  Colombia 
CO063  Puracé (Parque Nacional Natural Puracé IBA)  Colombia 
CO064  Reserva Natural Meremberg  Colombia 
CO065  Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guácharos  Colombia 
CO139  Serranía de los Paraguas  Colombia 
CO141  Serranía de las Minas  Colombia 
CO208  Chicoral  Colombia 

Threats and conservation 

Both the Cauca and Magdalena valleys (and the mountain slopes bounding them) have been severely deforested over a long history of human colonization, and the area is now characterized by remnant (often secondary) forest patches, pasture, coffee, banana plantations, etc. (Collar et al. 1992, Wege and Long 1995). In the Cauca valley at the northern end of the West Andes, extensive forest destruction for pasture has confined remaining forest to ridge crests and isolated patches, with humid subtropical forest almost totally gone from the middle part of the valley (e.g. in the Quind

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Colombian inter-Andean slopes. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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