048
Marañón valley

Country/Territory Peru
Area 11,000 km2
Altitude 200 - 3200m
Priority urgent
Habitat loss major
Knowledge incomplete

General characteristics

The Mara

Restricted-range species

Most restricted-range species appear to inhabit the dry forest and scrub, the riparian forest obviously being an additional important component for the avifauna. With similar vegetation types in the Tumbesian region (EBA 045), these two EBAs have clear avifaunal similarities (e.g. seven restricted-range species are shared between them), although the far larger Tumbesian region is substantially more diverse both floristically and avifaunally. There is a broad range of altitudinal distributions shown by the species in this EBA, although in general the birds restricted to the upper Mara


Species IUCN Category
Peruvian Pigeon (Patagioenas oenops) VU
Scrub Nightjar (Nyctidromus anthonyi) LC
Grey-bellied Comet (Taphrolesbia griseiventris) EN
Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae) EN
Spot-throated Hummingbird (Leucippus taczanowskii) LC
Yellow-faced Parrotlet (Forpus xanthops) VU
(Thamnophilus bernardi) NR
Maranon Crescentchest (Melanopareia maranonica) NT
(Synallaxis stictothorax) NR
Chestnut-backed Thornbird (Phacellodomus dorsalis) VU
Maranon Spinetail (Synallaxis maranonica) CR
Great Spinetail (Synallaxis hypochondriaca) VU
Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus) EN
Sooty-crowned Flycatcher (Myiarchus phaeocephalus) LC
Grey-breasted Flycatcher (Lathrotriccus griseipectus) VU
Maranon Thrush (Turdus maranonicus) LC
(Arremon abeillei) NR
Rufous-backed Inca-finch (Incaspiza personata) LC
Grey-winged Inca-finch (Incaspiza ortizi) LC
Buff-bridled Inca-finch (Incaspiza laeta) LC
Little Inca-finch (Incaspiza watkinsi) NT
Buff-bellied Tanager (Thlypopsis inornata) LC

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Bajo Utcubamba Peru
Balsas Peru
Cajabamba Peru
Carretera Huanuco-La Union Peru
Cordillera de Huancabamba Peru
Corral Quemado Peru
Hacienda Limón Peru
Jaen Peru
Juan Guerra Peru
Lamas Peru
Norte de la Cordillera de Colán Peru
Parque Nacional Río Abiseo Peru
Paucal Peru
Sechura Peru
Soquian y Chagual Peru
Sur de la Cordillera de Colán Peru
UNIDA A OLMOS - Kilometro 21 Carretera Olmos-Choloque Peru
UNIDA A SN TABACONAS-NAMBALLA - Tamborapa Peru
UNIDA A ZR DE TUMBES - Cabo Inga Peru
UNIDA A ZR DE TUMBES - Los Naranjos Peru
UNIDA A ZR TUMBES- Zona Reservada de Tumbes Peru
Yapatera Peru
Zona Reservada de Tumbes Peru
EC090 Zumba-Chito Ecuador
PE002 Coto de Caza El Angolo Peru
PE051 Santuario Nacional Tabaconas-Namballe Peru
PE052 San Jose de Lourdes Peru
PE054 Chinchipe Peru
PE055 Bagua Peru
PE056 Cordillera de Colán Peru
PE061 Río Marañón Peru
PE062 El Chicche Peru
PE063 Río Cajamarca Peru
PE064 San Marcos Peru
PE065 El Molino Peru
PE067 Champará Peru

Threat and conservation

The Mara


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Marañón valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2018.