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Amazon flooded forest
Country/Territory Brazil
Area 140,000 
Altitude 0 - 200m  
Priority high 
Habitat loss moderate 
Knowledge poor 

General characteristics 

This EBA comprises the Amazon's seasonally inundated tropical evergreen forests in Brazil, a major part of this huge river basin. The area covered follows the course and floodplains of the lower Solim

Restricted-range species 

The restricted-range species are all poorly known, each being found at just a handful of localities. For Nonnula amaurocephala there are three historical records along the lower Solim

Species IUCN Category
Varzea Piculet (Picumnus varzeae)  EN 
Chestnut-headed Nunlet (Nonnula amaurocephala)  LC 
Klages's Antwren (Myrmotherula klagesi)  NT 
Scaled Spinetail (Cranioleuca muelleri)  EN 

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

IBA Code Site Name Country
BR004  Campinas e Várzeas do Rio Branco  Brazil 
BR009  Ilha de Marajó  Brazil 
BR010  Reserva Biológica do Rio Trombetas  Brazil 
BR011  Várzeas de Monte Alegre  Brazil 
BR021  Parque Nacional do Jaú  Brazil 
BR022  Várzeas do Médio Rio Amazonas  Brazil 
BR024  Arquipélago de Anavilhanas  Brazil 

Threats and conservation 

Intensive logging and selective exploitation of the tree Ceiba pentandra are accelerating deforestation in the v

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Amazon flooded forest. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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