Ecuador-Peru East Andes

Country/Territory Colombia,Ecuador,Peru
Area 28,000 km2
Altitude 800 - 2200m
Priority urgent
Habitat loss moderate
Knowledge good

General characteristics

This foothill and lower mountain slope EBA stretches the entire length of Ecuador, from southernmost Colombia in Nari

Restricted-range species

All of the restricted-range birds are confined to humid or wet forest, the more stunted forest near the tops of ridges (e.g. Campylopterus villaviscensio), or secondary growth near primary forest, all between c.800 and c.2,200

Species IUCN Category
Ecuadorian Piedtail (Phlogophilus hemileucurus) VU
Rufous-vented Whitetip (Urosticte ruficrissa) LC
Pink-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa gularis) VU
Napo Sabrewing (Campylopterus villaviscensio) NT
Cinnamon Screech-owl (Megascops petersoni) LC
Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae) VU
Speckle-chested Piculet (Picumnus steindachneri) EN
White-necked Parakeet (Pyrrhura albipectus) VU
Bicolored Antvireo (Dysithamnus occidentalis) VU
Peruvian Antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana) NT
Equatorial Greytail (Xenerpestes singularis) NT
Yellow-headed Manakin (Chloropipo flavicapilla) VU
Black-chested Fruiteater (Pipreola lubomirskii) LC
Masked Fruiteater (Pipreola pulchra) LC
Ecuadorian Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes gualaquizae) NT
Red-billed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius cinereicapilla) VU
Straw-backed Tanager (Tangara argyrofenges) VU

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Alto Mayo Peru
Cueva de los Tayos Ecuador
Finca La Cabaña Ecuador
Florida y Laguna Pomacochas Peru
Santa Cruz-Ollón Peru
Segakiato Peru
Sur de la Cordillera de Colán Peru
UNIDA A ALTO MAYO - Abra Patricia Peru
UNIDA A ALTO MAYO - La Morada Peru
UNIDA A ALTO MAYO - La Rivera Peru
UNIDA A ZR SANTIAGO-COMAINA - Cordillera del Cóndor-Alto Comainas Peru
CO066 Serranía de los Churumbelos Colombia
EC048 Reserva Ecológica Cofán-Bermejo Ecuador
EC050 Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo Galeras Ecuador
EC051 Cordillera de Huacamayos-San Isidro-Sierra Azul Ecuador
EC057 Corredor Ecológico Llanganates-Sangay Ecuador
EC061 Parque Nacional Sangay Ecuador
EC082 Cordillera de Kutukú Ecuador
EC083 Cordillera del Cóndor Ecuador
EC085 Parque Nacional Podocarpus Ecuador
EC090 Zumba-Chito Ecuador
EC109 Manteles - El Triunfo - Sucre Ecuador
PE050 Cerro Chinguela Peru
PE058 Abra Patricia - Alto Mayo Peru
PE059 Moyobamba Peru
PE060 Jesús del Monte Peru
PE075 Playa Pampa Peru
PE076 Cordillera Yanachaga Peru
PE088 Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu Peru
PE104 Cordillera del Cóndor Peru

Threat and conservation

Many of the moist montane and foothill forests of the northern portion of the Andes are under intense threat from conversion for agriculture and cattle pasture, mining operations and logging (Dinerstein et al. 1995). Widespread destruction of the forest is being caused by peasant farmers and tea and coffee growers at appropriate elevations all along the eastern slope of the Andes (Collar et al. 1992). Specific threats to the forest in this EBA include the cultivation of naranjilla by an increasing human population at c.1,000

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Ecuador-Peru East Andes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2019.