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Morrocoy National Park


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-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda LC resident 2003 present A3
Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis LC resident 2003 present A3
Buffy Hummingbird Leucippus fallax LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Copper-rumped Hummingbird Saucerottia tobaci LC resident 2003 present A3
Rusty-flanked Crake Laterallus levraudi VU resident 2003 present A1, A3
Plain-flanked Rail Rallus wetmorei EN resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
American Coot Fulica americana LC resident 2003 present A1
Russet-throated Puffbird Hypnelus ruficollis LC resident 2003 present A3
Scaled Piculet Picumnus squamulatus LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-shouldered Amazon Amazona barbadensis NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Military Macaw Ara militaris VU resident 2003 present A1
Black-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus melanonotus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
White-whiskered Spinetail Synallaxis candei LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Venezuelan Flycatcher Myiarchus venezuelensis LC resident 2003 present A3
Stripe-backed Wren Campylorhynchus nuchalis LC resident 2003 present A3
Tocuyo Sparrow Arremonops tocuyensis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Vermilion Cardinal Cardinalis phoeniceus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Glaucous Tanager Tangara glaucocolpa LC resident 2003 present 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)
Morrocoy National Park 32,090 protected area overlaps with site 32,090
Cuare Wildlife Refuge 11,853 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cuare Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 9,968 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove, Tropical deciduous forest -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban and industrial areas -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Morrocoy National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/morrocoy-national-park-iba-venezuela on 27/02/2024.