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Location Nicaragua, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (RAAS)
Central coordinates 84o 1.30' West  11o 4.70' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 321,256 ha
Altitude 0 - 650m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description La Reserva constituye un territorio clave del sureste de Nicaragua pues es el area mejor conservada, de mayor extension y menos poblada.

Key Biodiversity Desde 2007 se han establecido porgrama de monitoreos de aves. Poblaciones de Ara ambiguus entre 500-1000 individuos. O. Chassot (com. per)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Curassow Crax rubra breeding  2000-2006  50 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis resident  2000-2006  < 50 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus resident  2000-2006  250-999 individuals  good  A1  Endangered 
Lattice-tailed Trogon Trogon clathratus unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum resident  2000-2006  50 individuals  medium  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
White-collared Manakin Manacus candei 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 
Black-throated Wren Thryothorus atrogularis unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Nicaraguan Seed-finch Oryzoborus nuttingi unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A2, 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 
Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster unknown  2000-2006  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian; Mangrove; Second-growth & disturbed; Tropical lowland evergreen  100%

Land use

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

References FUNDAR, Amigos de la Tierra. Primer borrador Plan de manejo de la Reserva Biológica de Indio Maíz.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Indio Maíz. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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