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This Secondary Area is defined by a population of Mexican Sheartail Doricha eliza in central Veracruz (Mexico) which is disjunct and isolated from the species' main range 650 km to the east along the north coast of the Yucatán peninsula (EBA 015; see map, p. 112). In Veracruz the bird is a fairly common but local resident of arid deciduous scrub from sea-level to 300 m (Howell and Webb 1995a). Dry forest in Veracruz is threatened by agricultural expansion, intensive grazing, firewood-gathering and burning (Dinerstein et al. 1995). This population of D. eliza is not known to be present in any protected area.
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: South Veracruz coast scrub. Downloaded from
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