Ensambles de aves de los bosques endemicos de polylepis pacensis en Bolivia

Translated title of the contribution: Bird assemblages in endemic Polylepis pacensis woodlands in Bolivia

M. Isabel Gómez, Rodrigo Calbimonte, Alejandra I. Domic, Arely N. Palabral-Aguilera, Rosember Hurtado, Máximo Liberman

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Polylepis pacensis woodlands are endemic to Bolivia, distributed in La Paz (near Illimani, Quime, and Inquisivi) and Cochabamba (Cotacajes) departments. In this study, we evaluated the bird assemblages of four fragments of P. pacensis woodlands located in the foothills of nevado Illimani, La Paz, Bolivia. In these woodlands, we recorded 31 bird species, including two endemic species of Bolivia, Black-hooded Sunbeam (Aglaeactis pamela) and Grey-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa carbonaria), and two species strongly specialized to Polylepis woodlands, Tawny Tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura yanacensis) and Giant Conebill (Conirostrum binghami). Polylepis pacensis woodlands are highly threatened by human activities, such as burning, logging and agriculture; which may be causing of deforestation and degradation of this important habitat for bird species. It is crucial to implement conservation programs involving the active participation of local people.

Translated title of the contributionBird assemblages in endemic Polylepis pacensis woodlands in Bolivia
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalOrnitologia Neotropical
StatePublished - 2019

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Funding Information:
Agradecemos el apoyo de Rosa Isela Meneses y Adriana Rico por el apoyo administrativo. A Kazuya Naoki, Cecilia López, Cecilia Vega, Juan Carlos Bermejo, Viviana Urrelo, Julieta Acho, Sebastián Moscoso y Laura Moya quienes nos apoyaron logísticamente en diversas etapas del proyecto. A las comunidades Cohoni y Cayimbaya por permitirnos trabajar en el lugar. El estudio fue financiado por la Agencia Sueca de Desarrollo Internacional (ASDI) en convenio con la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA).

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© 2019 Neotropical Ornithological Society.


  • Andean woodlands
  • Bird assemblage
  • Bolivia
  • Conservation
  • Polylepis pacensis


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