Fundación ProAves – por las aves y su hábitat en Colombia

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Hapalopsittaca fuertesi

Loro Coroniazul
ProAves Reserve
Loro Coroniazul
ProAves Reserve
Ognorhynchus Icterotis
Hapalopsittaca fuertesi
Leptosittaca branickii
Osornophryne percrassa
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Date created: 2007

Area: 657 hectares

Average Temperature: Between 42 and 59 °F

Ecosystem: Subtropical (cloud) forests

Weather: high cloudiness

Altitudinal range: Between 2,900 – 4,000 AMSL

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

Key species

There are species of great importance for conservation such as the Blue-crowned Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi), an endemic and critically endangered species, the Paramuno Parrot (Leptosittaca branickii), a species considered vulnerable, and the Frentirrufo Parakeet (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons), an endemic species considered in danger.

Location and area

It is located on the western flank of the Colombian Central Mountain Range, in Pedregales Alto, Genova (Quindío), near the El Mirador Municipal Reserve. It is considered by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as an AZE site. (See map).

Ecosystem

It is located between Andean forest, between 2,400 and 3,000 m, presenting an estimated rainfall between 900-1,000 mm; high Andean forest, between 3,000 and 3,200 m, in which the annual amount of rainfall is 1,852 mm; sub-paramo, between 3,200 and 3,500 m, with an annual amount of rainfall of 1,716 mm, and middle páramo, between 3,501 and 4,100 m, presenting an annual amount of rainfall of 1,548 m.