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Peruvian East Andean foothills
Country/Territory Peru
Area 32,000 
Altitude 600 - 2,200m  
Priority urgent 
Habitat loss moderate 
Knowledge incomplete 

General characteristics 

This EBA extends along the lower eastern slopes of the East Andes in southern Peru. It covers three apparently disjunct areas: the eastern slope of the mountains in Hu

Restricted-range species 

All the restricted-range species are dependent on forest, some of the birds occurring in or restricted to secondary growth and forest edge. A wide range of altitudinal distributions is exhibited.

At least six species occur on the disjunct Cerros del Sira in the north of the EBA, with Tangara phillipsi endemic to the cerros, and Pauxi unicornis (the endemic subspecies koepckeae) present as a disjunct population from the Lower Bolivian yungas. Zimmerius cinereicapillus occurs (apparently) disjunctly with a population in north-east Ecuador in the Ecuador-Peru East Andes (EBA 044). Tangara argyrofenges is also known to have disjunct populations in the Ecuador

Species IUCN Category
Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi)  VU 
 (Pauxi unicornis)  NR 
Cloudforest Screech-owl (Megascops marshalli)  NT 
Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda)  LC 
Peruvian Piedtail (Phlogophilus harterti)  NT 
Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii)  LC 
Cerulean-capped Manakin (Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla)  LC 
Yungas Manakin (Chiroxiphia boliviana)  LC 
Bolivian Tyrannulet (Zimmerius bolivianus)  LC 
Red-billed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius cinereicapilla)  VU 
Creamy-bellied Antwren (Herpsilochmus motacilloides)  NT 
Slaty Tanager (Creurgops dentatus)  LC 
Sira Tanager (Tangara phillipsi)  NT 
Straw-backed Tanager (Tangara argyrofenges)  VU 

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

IBA Code Site Name Country
  Florida y Laguna Pomacochas  Peru 
  Santa Cruz-Ollón  Peru 
  Segakiato  Peru 
  Sondorillo  Peru 
  Sur de la Cordillera de Colán  Peru 
  UNIDA A ALTO MAYO - La Morada  Peru 
  UNIDA A CORDILLERA AZUL - Cordillera Azul antes de unir  Peru 
  UNIDA A PN MANU - Consuelo  Peru 
  UNIDA A PN MANU - Manu antes de unir  Peru 
  UNIDA A PN MANU - Pillahuata  Peru 
  UNIDA A PN MANU - San Pedro  Peru 
PE076  Cordillera Yanachaga  Peru 
PE086  Cordillera Vilcabamba  Peru 
PE088  Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu  Peru 
PE092  Quincemil  Peru 
PE110  Reserva Comunal El Sira  Peru 
PE112  Manu  Peru 
PE115  Tambopata  Peru 

Threats and conservation 

The forest in this area still remains relatively intact, especially above 900

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Peruvian East Andean foothills. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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