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Location El Salvador, Chalatenango
Central coordinates 89o 4.77' West  14o 17.34' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 17,647 ha
Altitude 800 - 2,700m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

SalvaNATURA (Affiliate)



Site description El IBA mide más de 17,000 ha, y tiene extensiones importantes (12,000 ha) de bosque pino-roble y de bosque nebuloso. El bosque nebuloso en Cerro El Pital (también conocido en la literatura como Los Esesmiles) es colindante con el mismo habitat en Honduras. Por presencia de Bolitoglossa synoria, una salamandra endémica a este sitio, debe calificar como un sitio de la Alianza para Cero Extinciones (AZE por sus siglas en inglés).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra resident  1926-2001  uncommon individuals  poor  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus unknown    Least Concern 
White-faced Quail-dove Geotrygon albifacies resident  uncommon [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis resident  A3  Least Concern 
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus resident  A3  Least Concern 
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami resident  A3  Least Concern 
Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti unknown  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno resident  1926  poor    Near Threatened 
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax resident  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons resident  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo resident  A3  Least Concern 
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-capped Swallow Notiochelidon pileata breeding  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis resident  A3  Least Concern 
Slate-coloured Solitaire Myadestes unicolor resident  A3  Least Concern 
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus resident  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques resident  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus resident  A3  Least Concern 
Crescent-chested Warbler Parula superciliosa resident  A3  Least Concern 
Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia winter  2006  uncommon individuals  poor  A1  Endangered 
Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus resident  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli resident  A3  Least Concern 
White-naped Brush-finch Atlapetes albinucha resident    Least Concern 
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula resident  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
El Pital Area de Protecci 1,400 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian; Pine-oak  73%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards & groves  6%
Grassland   20%
Shrubland Scrub  1%

Protection status No hay áreas protegidas formalmente declaradas.

References Dicky & van Rossem. 1938. // Marshall, J. T. Jr. 1943. Additional information concerning the birds of El Salvador. Condor 45, 21-33. //SalvaNATURA. 2007. Base de datos de Flora y Fauna (Aves). SalvaNATURA. San Salvador, El Salvador.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: The Alotepeque Range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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