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Location Peru, Pasco
Central coordinates 75o 19.00' West  10o 34.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 122,000 ha
Altitude 750 - 2,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Site description La Cordillera Yanachaga, parte principal del Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén, es la más elevada de una serie de pequeñas cadenas montañosas separadas de la cordillera principal, al este de los Andes del Perú central, departamento de Pasco. En su lado oriental, estas montañas descienden hacia el valle del río Palcazu. La cuenca del río Huancabamba la separa de la cadena Santa Bárbara. La zona está cubierta de bosque montano, bosque de neblina y bosques secundarios. Por su ubicación dentro de un parque nacional, el uso del área está restringido y regulado. Actualmente trabajan en la conservación y manejo sostenible del área instituciones como INRENA, ProNaturaleza, TNC y PATS.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hooded Tinamou Nothocercus nigrocapillus resident  2003  present  A3  Vulnerable 
Black-winged Parrot Hapalopsittaca melanotis resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cloudforest Screech-owl Megascops marshalli resident  2003  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Green-and-white Hummingbird Amazilia viridicauda resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Peruvian Piedtail Phlogophilus harterti resident  2003  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Rufous-webbed Brilliant Heliodoxa branickii resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Blue-banded Toucanet Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan Andigena hypoglauca resident  2003  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbignyanus resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Cerulean-capped Manakin Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Band-tailed Fruiteater Pipreola intermedia resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Masked Fruiteater Pipreola pulchra resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Tschudi's Tyrannulet Zimmerius viridiflavus resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Inca Flycatcher Leptopogon taczanowskii resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher Nephelomyias ochraceiventris resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-throated Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus rufigularis resident  2003  present  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
White-bellied Pygmy-tyrant Myiornis albiventris resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Olive Flycatcher Mitrephanes olivaceus resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-bellied Bush-tyrant Myiotheretes fuscorufus resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Golden-browed Chat-tyrant Ochthoeca pulchella resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Unicoloured Tapaculo Scytalopus unicolor resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bay Antpitta Grallaria capitalis resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Buff-throated Treehunter Thripadectes scrutator resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Jay Cyanolyca viridicyanus resident  2003  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Peruvian Wren Cinnycerthia peruana resident  2003  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-eared Solitaire Entomodestes leucotis resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky-green Oropendola Psarocolius atrovirens resident  2003  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Drab Hemispingus Hemispingus xanthophthalmus resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-bellied Mountain-tanager Delothraupis castaneoventris resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-scarfed Tanager Iridosornis reinhardti resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Eubucco versicolor resident  2003  unknown  A3  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park 122,000 is identical to site 114,200  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest; Second-growth or disturbed forest  minor
Grassland Campo grassland  minor
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
forestry major

Other biodiversity Entre los mamíferos de mayor tamaño se ha reportado la presencia de Panthera onca (NT), Tremarctos ornatus (VU), Pudu mephistophiles (LR/nt) y Dinomys branickii (EN).

Protection status La cordillera Yanachaga se encuentra dentro del Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén, establecido en 1986 mediante Decreto Supremo Nº 068-86-AG.

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

References Thomas Schulenberg, Susan Allen, Douglas Stotz and David Wiedenfeld. Distributional records from the Cordillera Yanachaga Central, Central Peru. Le Gerfaut 74: 57-70 (1984).

INRENA (2003f) FPCN PRO NATURALEZA (2003)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yanachaga-Chemillen (Cordillera Yanachaga IBA). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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