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The semi-arid upper Inambari valley forms a major biogeographic barrier in southernmost Peru. Situated in northern Puno department, this valley lies at the junction of the Bolivian and Peruvian lower yungas (EBA 054; also for map), the Peruvian East Andean foothills (EBA 053), and the Bolivian and Peruvian upper yungas (EBA 055). The Inambari valley is deep (creating a rainshadow effect), with the narrow floor and steep sides extensively farmed; where not cleared or too rocky, the slopes are covered with dense evergreen shrubs 2-3 m tall (Schulenberg and Binford 1985). The endemic Green-capped Tanager Tangara meyerdeschauenseei (classified as Vulnerable on the basis of its very small range) has been found here to be fairly common between 1,750 and 2,180 m in fruiting trees in small garden plots, semi-arid scrub and at the edge of cleared areas (Schulenberg and Binford 1985, Collar et al. 1994).
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Inambari valley. Downloaded from
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