VE033
Palmichal


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
Band-tailed Guan Penelope argyrotis LC resident 2003 present A3
Yellow-knobbed Curassow Crax daubentoni NT resident 2003 present A1
Venezuelan Wood-quail Odontophorus columbianus NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-chested Hummingbird Sternoclyta cyanopectus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Chlorostilbon poortmani NR resident 2003 present A2, A3
Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus LC resident 2003 present A3
White-tipped Quetzal Pharomachrus fulgidus LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Groove-billed Toucanet Aulacorhynchus sulcatus LC resident 2003 present A3
White-streaked Antvireo Dysithamnus leucostictus LC resident 2003 present A3
Guttulate Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla guttulata LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Handsome Fruiteater Pipreola formosa LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Venezuelan Bristle-tyrant Pogonotriccus venezuelanus NT resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Venezuelan Tyrannulet Zimmerius petersi LC resident 2003 present A3
Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei LC resident 2003 present A3
Rufous-cheeked Tanager Tangara rufigenis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Fulvous-headed Tanager Thlypopsis fulviceps 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)
Sierra de Nirgua Protective Zone 146,590 protected area contains site 0
Cuenca Alta del Río Cojedes Protective Zone 276,000 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 -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Palmichal. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/palmichal-iba-venezuela on 28/02/2024.