East Bolivian cerrado

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

General characteristics

This Secondary Area is defined by the highly localized and little-known breeding range of Black-and-tawny Seedeater Sporophila nigrorufa (classified as Endangered). The seedeater's habits are poorly understood, as it has been found during the breeding season only in a few localities in eastern Santa Cruz department of eastern Bolivia where it is normally the rarest seedeater present (Collar et al. 1992, Wege and Long 1995, Pearce-Higgins 1996). There are also a couple of records of it further east from the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso states of western Brazil, one of which was of a male associating with a non-breeding flock of seedeaters. The species is most regularly seen (and proved to breed) at three sites of seasonally inundated cerrado grassland at the base of the Serran

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Black-and-tawny Seedeater (Sporophila nigrorufa) VU

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
BO020 Noel Kempff Mercado Bolivia
BO024 Reserva Forestal Alto Paragu√° Bolivia
BR081 Campos do Encanto Brazil

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: East Bolivian cerrado. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/06/2018.