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


Hapalopsittaca fuertesi

ProAves Reserve
ProAves Reserve
Ognorhynchus Icterotis
Hapalopsittaca fuertesi
Leptosittaca branickii
Osornophryne percrassa
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Average Temperature: 50 °F

Ecosystem: Andean, High Andean and Paramo forest

Weather: high cloudiness

Altitudinal range: Between 2,750 to 3,600 AMSL

Key species: Hapalopsittaca fuertesi, Ognorhynchus icterotis, Leptosittaca branickii, Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons, Osornophryne percrassa, Tremarctos ornatus and Tapirus pinchaque

Key species

The Reserve is the habitat of 5 threatened parrot species, including 3 endemic to Colombia: the Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus Icterotis) (CR), Blue-crowned Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi) (CR) and the Frentirrufo Parakeet (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons) (VU); We also preserve the Paramuno Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii) (VU), and the Montañera Parakeet (Hapalopsittaca amazonina) (VU). Additionally, we find populations of large mammals such as the spectacled bear, the mountain tapir and the deer.


It is located on the eastern flank of the Colombian Central Cordillera, in the Potosí Alto village, in the municipality of Cajamarca, Tolima. (See mapa).


The Reserve comprises a large sample of high Andean and cloud forest.