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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).
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Huallaga valley. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.