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La Tagua


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
Rufous-headed Chachalaca Ortalis erythroptera VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Ochre-bellied Dove Leptotila ochraceiventris VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Ecuadorian Ground-dove Columbina buckleyi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Grey-backed Hawk Pseudastur occidentalis EN resident 2003 present A1, A2
Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis LC resident 2003 present A1
Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Red-masked Parakeet Psittacara erythrogenys NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Chapman's Antshrike Thamnophilus zarumae LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Watkins's Antpitta Grallaria watkinsi NT resident 2003 present A2, A3
Pacific Hornero Furnarius cinnamomeus LC resident 2003 present A3
Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla ruficollis VU resident 2003 present A1, A2
Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis erythrocephalus NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Pacific Elaenia Myiopagis subplacens LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Grey-breasted Flycatcher Lathrotriccus griseipectus VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Ochraceous Attila Attila torridus VU resident 2003 present A1
Ecuadorian Thrush Turdus maculirostris LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Plumbeous-backed Thrush Turdus reevei LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Saffron Siskin Spinus siemiradzkii LC resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Tumbes Sparrow Rhynchospiza stolzmanni LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Black-capped Sparrow Arremon abeillei LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
White-headed Brush-finch Atlapetes albiceps LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
White-edged Oriole Icterus graceannae LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Grey-and-gold Warbler Myiothlypis fraseri LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Crimson-breasted Finch Rhodospingus cruentus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3

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)
Bosques de Paz UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,616,988 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest, Tropical deciduous forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved pasture land, Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub, Arid montane scrub -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Tagua. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/la-tagua-iba-ecuador on 28/02/2024.