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Parque Nacional Sangay


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Wattled Guan Aburria aburri LC resident 2003 present A1
Tourmaline Sunangel Heliangelus exortis LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Little Sunangel Heliangelus micraster LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Purple-throated Sunangel Heliangelus viola LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Ecuadorian Piedtail Phlogophilus hemileucurus LC resident 2003 present A1, A2
Ecuadorian Hillstar Oreotrochilus chimborazo LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill Chalcostigma herrani LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Viridian Metaltail Metallura williami LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestita LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Rainbow Starfrontlet Coeligena iris LC resident 2003 uncommon A2
Buff-winged Starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Rufous-vented Whitetip Urosticte ruficrissa LC resident 2003 uncommon A2, A3
Napo Sabrewing Campylopterus villaviscensio LC resident 2003 uncommon A1, A2
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU resident 2003 present A1
Coppery-chested Jacamar Galbula pastazae LC resident 2003 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan Andigena hypoglauca LC resident 2003 uncommon A1
Black-billed Mountain-toucan Andigena nigrirostris LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Carunculated Caracara Phalcoboenus carunculatus LC resident 2003 frequent A2, A3
Spot-winged Parrotlet Touit stictopterus NT resident 2003 present A1
Red-faced Parrot Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops EN resident 2003 rare A1, A2, A3
White-necked Parakeet Pyrrhura albipectus VU resident 2003 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Military Macaw Ara militaris VU resident 2003 present A1
Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii LC resident 2003 uncommon A1
Bicolored Antvireo Dysithamnus occidentalis NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
White-streaked Antvireo Dysithamnus leucostictus LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Chestnut-naped Antpitta Grallaria nuchalis LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Streak-capped Treehunter Thripadectes virgaticeps LC resident 2003 present A3
Spectacled Prickletail Siptornis striaticollis LC resident 2003 present A3
Fiery-throated Fruiteater Pipreola chlorolepidota LC resident 2003 uncommon A1
Chestnut-bellied Cotinga Doliornis remseni NT resident 2003 rare A1, A2, A3
Dusky Piha Lipaugus fuscocinereus LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Yellow-bellied Chat-tyrant Silvicultrix diadema LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Black-billed Peppershrike Cyclarhis nigrirostris LC resident 2003 present A3
Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Rufous Wren Cinnycerthia unirufa LC resident 2003 frequent A3
Chestnut-bellied Thrush Turdus fulviventris LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Pale-naped Brush-finch Atlapetes pallidinucha LC resident 2003 present A3
Golden-crowned Tanager Iridosornis rufivertex LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Masked Mountain-tanager Tephrophilus wetmorei VU resident 2003 rare A1, A2, A3
Black-chested Mountain-tanager Cnemathraupis eximia LC resident 2003 rare A3
Black-headed Hemispingus Pseudospingus verticalis LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Stolzmann's Tanager Urothraupis stolzmanni LC resident 2003 uncommon A2, A3
Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii LC resident 2003 uncommon A3
Black Flowerpiercer Diglossa humeralis LC resident 2003 frequent A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sangay National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 271,925 protected area overlaps with site 271,925
Sangay Parque Nacional 486,613 protected area overlaps with site 517,725

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Elfin forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest -
Shrubland Arid montane scrub -
Grassland Paramo -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards, groves, Improved pasture land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Sangay. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parque-nacional-sangay-iba-ecuador on 23/02/2024.