Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Avifauna of Soatá

30 March, 2007




Amazilia castaneiventris

This project aimed to assess the conservation status of the populations and the habitats of two species that today are of great interest to conservation: the Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia Chestnut) and Mountain Grackle (Macroagelaius subalaris).

Given its geographic location the Soatá area overlaps an area of endemic birds (AEA), priorities for biodiversity conservation AEA 038 Eastern Andes of Colombia (Stattersfield et al. 1998), and also Wege & Long (1995) nominate Soatá as a key area for bird conservation in the Neotropics (CO 37).

This project is framed within the objectives of the national strategy for the conservation of birds of Colombia within the framework of the project “ENDANGERED BIRDS OF SOAT BOYACÁ” which was executed with the support of the Proaves Foundation and American Bird Conservancy.

Cortes , JO SM Alarcón. 2005. Soatá threatened avifauna. See summary here.