|Altitude||0 - 1200m|
This EBA embraces the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain of north-east Mexico in the states of Tamaulipas and northern Veracruz, and adjacent Nuevo LeRestricted-range species
All four restricted-range species of the EBA are confined to it. Geothlypis flavovelata is restricted to freshwater marshes and reedbeds, but the other three occupy a variety of mainly forest habitats though they occur widely also in open country and agricultural land.
|Red-crowned Amazon (Amazona viridigenalis)||EN|
|Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus)||LC|
|Altamira Yellowthroat (Geothlypis flavovelata)||VU|
|Crimson-collared Grosbeak (Caryothraustes celaeno)||LC|
|IBA Code||Site Name||Country|
|MX045||Mountain of Abra-Tanchipa||Mexico|
|MX087||Hill of the Metate||Mexico|
|MX088||Humedal South of Tamaulipas and North Veracruz||Mexico|
|MX149||Center of Coastal Investigations La Mancha||Mexico|
|MX150||Centro de Veracruz||Mexico|
|MX230||Outlet River Soto The Marina||Mexico|
|MX235||Delta del Río Bravo||Mexico|
|MX236||Ranch The Colorado and influence area||Mexico|
|MX249||Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo||Mexico|
The natural habitats present within this EBA have been heavily modified in this now largely agricultural region where cattle-ranching is the predominant activity. Extensive areas of deciduous and semi-deciduous forest have become rare, and are mainly confined to the foothills on the western side of the EBA.
All of the restricted-range species appear to be able to persist in degraded lands. However, Amazona viridigenalis is considered threatened because it has gone from being a common and widespread species a few decades ago to being a generally rare bird today. The reason for this decline is a combination of extensive habitat loss and overexploitation for the cage-bird trade. The current wild population is judged to be 3,000-6,500 birds, and illegal trade continues, with no adequate protection of its habitat (E.
BirdLife International (2018) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: North-east Mexican Gulf slope. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/07/2018.