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Abras de Mantequilla


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Pale-browed Tinamou Crypturellus transfasciatus NT resident 2003 present A1, A2
Rufous-headed Chachalaca Ortalis erythroptera VU resident 2003 present A1, A2
Ecuadorian Ground-dove Columbina buckleyi LC resident 2003 present A2
Little Woodstar Chaetocercus bombus NT resident 2003 present A1
Grey-backed Hawk Pseudastur occidentalis EN resident 2003 present A1, A2
Grey-cheeked Parakeet Brotogeris pyrrhoptera VU resident 2003 present A1, A2
Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis LC resident 2003 present A2
Red-masked Parakeet Psittacara erythrogenys NT resident 2003 present A1, A2
Elegant Crescentchest Melanopareia elegans LC resident 2003 present A2
Pacific Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus occidentalis VU resident 2003 present A1, A2
Slaty Becard Pachyramphus spodiurus VU resident 2003 present A1, A2
Sooty-crowned Flycatcher Myiarchus phaeocephalus LC resident 2003 present A2
White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis LC resident 2003 present A2
Ecuadorian Thrush Turdus maculirostris LC resident 2003 present A2
Grey-and-gold Warbler Myiothlypis fraseri LC resident 2003 present A2
Crimson-breasted Finch Rhodospingus cruentus LC resident 2003 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Abras de Mantequilla Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 22,500 is identical to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical deciduous forest -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards, groves, Rice paddies -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Abras de Mantequilla. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/abras-de-mantequilla-iba-ecuador on 29/02/2024.