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Location Nicaragua, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN)
Central coordinates 83o 54.75' West  13o 25.99' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 44,573 ha
Altitude 0 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Esta zona contiene diferentes hábitats naturales o ecosistemas, como la sabana de pinos, el bosque trópico húmedo latifoliado (la llamada ‘pluvioselva’), bambuzales, pantanos, lagunas, ríos, etc.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Curassow Crax rubra breeding  2000-2003  < 50 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis resident  2000-2003  < 50 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus unknown  2000-2006  < 50 individuals  unknown  A1  Endangered 
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Lovely Cotinga Cotinga amabilis unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Snowy Cotinga Carpodectes nitidus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Streak-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus striaticeps unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Stripe-breasted Wren Thryothorus thoracicus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Seed-finch Oryzoborus nuttingi unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Shrike-tanager Lanio leucothorax unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen; Mangrove; Second-growth & disturbed; Tropical lowland evergreen  55%
Wetlands (inland) Bogs; Freshwater marshes & swamps; Riverine floodplains; Rivers  44%
Other   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major
agriculture minor

Protection status Solo Alamikamba es una Area Protegida.

References Kjeldsen, J. P. Aves del Municipio Río Prinzapolka, un inventario de base, Manuscrito para la revista Wani de CIDCA/UCA, Managua.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prinzapolka/Alamikamba Rivers. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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