Upper Rio Cururu

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

General characteristics

The headwaters of the Cururu, a right-bank tributary of the upper Tapajós, is located in south-west Pará (Brazil) near the northern rim of the Serra do Cachimbo, a highland area reaching 500 m. This is a Secondary Area through being the only known site of Golden-crowned Manakin Pipra vilasboasi, a species which has not been seen since its discovery in 1957 in terra firme rain forest. The extent of deforestation in this particular part of Amazonia is unknown and so the species is considered threatened (Vulnerable). The area probably falls near or inside the Mundurucânia Forest Reserve as the Cururu forms its southern boundary.

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Golden-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix vilasboasi) VU

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
BR018 Novo Progresso Brazil

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Rio Cururu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.