Cañón del Zopilote

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Banded Quail Philortyx fasciatus LC resident 1995 present A2
Dusky Hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus LC resident 2000 present A2
Balsas Screech-owl Megascops seductus LC resident 1995 present A1
Grey-breasted Woodpecker Melanerpes hypopolius LC resident 1995 present A2
Military Macaw Ara militaris VU resident 2000 present A1
Pileated Flycatcher Xenotriccus mexicanus LC resident 1995 present A1, A2
Black-chested Sparrow Peucaea humeralis LC resident 1995 present A2
White-throated Towhee Melozone albicollis LC resident 1995 present A2
Slate-blue Seedeater Amaurospiza relicta LC resident 2000 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Gallery & riparian, Tropical coniferous, Tropical deciduous, Pine-oak -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Land ownership
Tenencia de la tierra: No se conoce.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cañón del Zopilote. Downloaded from on 04/08/2020.