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Parque Nacional Sierra La Culata


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
Helmeted Curassow Pauxi pauxi VU resident - present A1, A2, A3
Orange-throated Sunangel Heliangelus mavors LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
White-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon lindenii LC resident - present A2, A3
Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestita LC resident 2003 present A3
Coppery-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris LC resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Golden Starfrontlet Coeligena eos LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens LC resident 2003 present 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
Rusty-faced Parrot Hapalopsittaca amazonina NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Rose-headed Parakeet Pyrrhura rhodocephala LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Grey-naped Antpitta Grallaria griseonucha LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Merida Tapaculo Scytalopus meridanus LC resident 2003 present A3
Ochre-browed Thistletail Asthenes coryi LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Mountain Tyrannulet Zimmerius improbus 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
Slaty-backed Hemispingus Poospiza goeringi NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-capped Hemispingus Kleinothraupis reyi NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, 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 la Culata National Park 200,400 protected area contains site 200,400
Sierra de la Culata National Park 200,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Capaz Protective Zone 45,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Albarregas Protective Zone 11,233 protected area overlaps with site 0
Piedemonte Norte de la Cordillera Andina Protective Zone 372,327 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mucujún Protective Zone 19,450 protected area overlaps with site 0
Las González Protective Zone 11,220 protected area overlaps with site 0
Escalante-Onia-Mucujepe Protective Zone 101,125 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest -
Grassland Paramo -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Streams, Freshwater lakes and pools -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards, groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Sierra La Culata. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parque-nacional-sierra-la-culata-iba-venezuela on 23/02/2024.