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Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada


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
Band-tailed Guan Penelope argyrotis LC resident 2003 present A3
Helmeted Curassow Pauxi pauxi VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Venezuelan Wood-quail Odontophorus columbianus NT resident 2003 present A1, A3
Orange-throated Sunangel Heliangelus mavors LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
White-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon lindenii LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Coppery-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris LC resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens LC resident 2003 present A3
Violet-chested Hummingbird Sternoclyta cyanopectus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Gorgeted Woodstar Chaetocercus heliodor LC resident 2003 present A3
Rufous-shafted Woodstar Chaetocercus jourdanii LC resident 2003 present A3
Narrow-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon stenurus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus LC resident 2003 present A3
American Coot Fulica americana LC resident 2003 present A1
Semi-collared Hawk Accipiter collaris LC resident 2003 present A1
Rusty-faced Parrot Hapalopsittaca amazonina NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Rose-headed Parakeet Pyrrhura rhodocephala LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Great Antpitta Grallaria excelsa NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-naped Antpitta Grallaria griseonucha LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Merida Tapaculo Scytalopus meridanus LC resident 2003 present A3
Flammulated Treehunter Thripadectes flammulatus LC resident 2003 present A3
Ochre-browed Thistletail Asthenes coryi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Golden-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola aureopectus LC resident 2003 present A3
Rufous-lored Tyrannulet Phylloscartes flaviventris LC resident 2003 present A3
Mountain Tyrannulet Zimmerius improbus LC resident 2003 present A3
Agile Tit-tyrant Uromyias agilis LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-bellied Chat-tyrant Silvicultrix diadema LC resident 2003 present A3
Black-collared Jay Cyanolyca armillata LC resident 2003 present A3
Merida Wren Cistothorus meridae LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Chestnut-bellied Thrush Turdus fulviventris LC resident 2003 present A3
Andean Siskin Spinus spinescens LC resident 2003 present A3
Merida Brush-finch Atlapetes meridae LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
White-fronted Whitestart Myioborus albifrons NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei LC resident 2003 present A3
Slaty-backed Hemispingus Poospiza goeringi NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-capped Hemispingus Kleinothraupis reyi NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Fulvous-headed Tanager Thlypopsis fulviceps LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii LC resident 2003 present A3
Merida Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosa 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 (2008).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sureste del Lago de Maracaibo Sto. Domingo-Motatán Protective Zone 406,662 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sierra Nevada National Park 276,446 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra de la Culata National Park 200,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Río Albarregas Protective Zone 11,233 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Polylepis woodland -
Grassland Paramo -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Rivers, Streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry and agro-industrial plantations, Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
Shrubland Semihumid/humid montane scrub, Second-growth or disturbed scrub -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parque-nacional-sierra-nevada-iba-venezuela on 28/02/2024.