Fundación ProAves – por las aves y su hábitat en Colombia

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Hapalopsittaca fuertesi

Giles-Fuertesi
ProAves Reserve
Giles-Fuertesi
ProAves Reserve
Ognorhynchus Icterotis
Hapalopsittaca fuertesi
Leptosittaca branickii
Osornophryne percrassa
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Area: 294 hectares

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.

Location and area

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).

Ecosystem

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