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Huallaga valley

Country/Territory Peru
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

The Huallaga valley runs almost south-north, to the east of the Andean Cordillera Central (the North-east Peruvian Cordilleras, EBA 049; also for map) in San Martín and Huánuco departments of north-east Peru. To the east of the valley is a relatively low mountain chain, the Cordillera Azul, which creates a local rainshadow, and the valley is thus relatively dry. The endemic Huallaga Tanager Ramphocelus melanogaster is locally common in shrubby clearings, forest borders and gardens between 500 and 1,000 m (Ridgely and Tudor 1989). It was formerly confined to the Huallaga drainage but is currently extending its range to extreme north-west Ucayali in the Ucayali drainage, east of Tingo María (Isler and Isler 1987).

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Huallaga Tanager (Ramphocelus melanogaster) LC

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Alto Mayo Peru
PE058 Abra Patricia - Alto Mayo Peru
PE059 Moyobamba Peru
PE073 Parque Nacional Tingo María Peru

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Huallaga valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.