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Location Peru, Madre de Dios
Central coordinates 69o 15.00' West  12o 53.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 274,690 ha
Altitude 300 - 900m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Site description Tambopata-Candamo está ubicado en los departamentos de Madre de Dios (provincia de Tambopata) y Puno (provincias de Carabaya y Sandia). Cubre un área extensa al sur del río Madre de Dios, entre los ríos Heath y Tambopata. Al sureste de esta zona se encuentran los cerros del Tabarra. En su mayor parte, el hábitat está formado por bosque húmedo inundable, bosque de tierra firme, islas y bosques de galería. La zona tiene un uso intenso para turismo y recreación. Muchos proyectos de investigación de la zona son realizados por entidades privadas como Tambopata Research Center.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Scarlet-hooded Barbet Eubucco tucinkae 2008  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black Tinamou Tinamus osgoodi resident  2003  present  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Brazilian Tinamou Crypturellus strigulosus 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-capped Tinamou Crypturellus atrocapillus 2008  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata 2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja 2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
White-browed Hawk Leucopternis kuhli 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Trumpeter Psophia leucoptera 2008  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Pionites leucogaster 2008  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Blue-headed Macaw Primolius couloni 2008  present  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Black-capped Parakeet Pyrrhura rupicola 2008  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Amazonian Parrotlet Nannopsittaca dachilleae 2008  present  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Needle-billed Hermit Phaethornis philippii 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Curl-crested Araçari Pteroglossus beauharnaesii 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Jacamar Brachygalba albogularis 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Semicollared Puffbird Malacoptila semicincta unknown  2008  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-manakin Neopelma sulphureiventer 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Flammulated Bamboo-tyrant Hemitriccus flammulatus 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-crested Pygmy-tyrant Lophotriccus eulophotes 2008  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Tody-flycatcher Poecilotriccus albifacies 2008  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bamboo Antshrike Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-eyed Antwren Epinecrophylla leucophthalma 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sclater's Antwren Myrmotherula sclateri 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Ihering's Antwren Myrmotherula iheringi 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Manu Antbird Cercomacra manu 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Band-tailed Antbird Hypocnemoides maculicauda 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-lined Antbird Percnostola lophotes 2008  present  A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Goeldi's Antbird Myrmeciza goeldii 2008  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Antbird Gymnopithys salvini 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-fronted Antthrush Formicarius rufifrons resident  2003  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Amazonian Antpitta Hylopezus berlepschi 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
Peruvian Recurvebill Simoxenops ucayalae 2008  present  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Cabanis's Spinetail Synallaxis cabanisi 2008  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Yellow-crested Tanager Tachyphonus rufiventer 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Shrike-tanager Lanio versicolor 2008  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tambopata National Reserve 274,690 is identical to site 274,690  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Palm forest; Tropical lowland evergreen forest  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
other -
Notes: La extracción petrolifera es una actividad en la vecindad de la zona.

Other biodiversity Entre la fauna amenazada de la zona se ha reportado a Speothos venaticus (VU), Pteronura brasiliensis (EN) y Melanosuchus niger (LR/cd).

Protection status Establecido en 1990 como Zona Reservada, desde 1996 Tambopata-Candamo es parte del Parque Nacional Bahuaja-Sonene.

References Key Areas for Threatened Birds of the Neotropics.

INRENA (2004) Wasai (2004)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tambopata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

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