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Location Peru, Huancavelica
Central coordinates 74o 36.00' West  12o 3.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 1,600 - 3,600m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Río Mantaro-Cordillera Central se encuentra 4 km al suroeste de Huachocollpa en dirección a Surcebamba, provincia de Tayacaja, departamento de Huancavelica. Los hábitat predominantes en la zona son los bosques montanos y matorral montano. Esta zona ha sido evaluada por Valqui y Fjeldså (1999).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bare-faced Ground-dove Metriopelia ceciliae resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Coeligena violifer resident  2003  present  A3  Not Recognised 
D'Orbigny's Chat-tyrant Ochthoeca oenanthoides resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Unicoloured Tapaculo Scytalopus unicolor resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Vilcabamba Thistletail Asthenes vilcabambae resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Creamy-crested Spinetail Cranioleuca albicapilla resident  2003  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-spectacled Brush-finch Atlapetes melanopsis resident  2003  present  A1, A3  Endangered 
Drab Hemispingus Hemispingus xanthophthalmus resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rust-and-yellow Tanager Thlypopsis ruficeps resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-browed Conebill Conirostrum ferrugineiventre resident  2003  present  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest  minor
Shrubland Arid montane scrub  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport major

Other biodiversity No se dispone de información sobre otra fauna y flora amenazadas.

Protection status Río Mantaro-Cordillera Central no tiene protección de ninguna clase.

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 Valqui & Jon Fjeldsa A new brush-finch Atlapetes from Peru. Ibis (1999) 141, 194-198Thomas Valqui (perss. comm.).2003.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Río Mantaro-Cordillera Central. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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