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Junín puna

Country/Territory Peru
Area 11,000 km2
Altitude 3500 - 5000m
Priority critical
Habitat loss moderate
Knowledge good

General characteristics

The Jun

Restricted-range species

Of the five birds confined to the EBA, Podiceps taczanowskii, Laterallus tuerosi and Geositta saxicolina are restricted to the area around Lago de Jun


Species IUCN Category
Junin Grebe (Podiceps taczanowskii) CR
Black-breasted Hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster) LC
Junin Rail (Laterallus tuerosi) EN
Dark-winged Miner (Geositta saxicolina) LC
White-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus) CR
Junin Canastero (Asthenes virgata) LC

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Cordillera Huayhuash Peru
Vilcanota Peru
PE077 Lago de Junín Peru
PE078 Marcapomacocha Peru
PE080 Pampas Pucacocha y Curicocha Peru
PE082 Yauli Peru

Threat and conservation

Pollution and man-made changes in the water-level at Lago de Jun


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Junín puna. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2017.