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Borba is located on the right bank of the lower Madeira river in eastern Amazonas state of Brazil (see map, p. 268). It supports a good representative set of Amazonian habitats (white-water and black-water forest, savanna) and is the type-locality of a number of birds (B. M. Whitney in litt. 1995). The site is a Secondary Area because it is the only known locality of Buff-cheeked Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum senex, which, until recently rediscovered, was known just from the type-specimen collected in 1830. Fortunately it was found to be fairly common, and an extensive area of forest remains. Although deforestation generally in Amazonas remains slight as yet (Fearnside 1990), the region merits further research as the species has been little-studied biologically, and land on both sides of this important river needs formal protection (B. M. Whitney in litt. 1995).
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Borba. Downloaded from
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