Check List 7(1): 64-70, doi: 10.15560/7.1.64
Aves, Finca Estrella de Agua – Páramo de Frontino, municipality of Salento, Quindío, Colombia
expand article infoEnrique Arbeláez-Cortés, Oscar H. Marín-Gómez, Oscar Baena-Tovar, Juan C. Ospina-González
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We present a list of 92 bird species from Finca Estrella de Agua – Páramo de Frontino section (3,100 – 3,400 m) in Salento municipality, Quindío Department, Central Andes of Colombia. The list was made by a combination of visual and aural records and mist net captures during 2005, and complemented by opportunistic records during three consecutive years. Notably, our list includes three Colombian endemics and semi-endemics: Eriocnemis derbyi (DeLattre and Bourcier, 1846), Eriocnemis mosquera (DeLattre and Bourcier, 1846) and Myioborus ornatus (Boissonneau, 1840). Three threatened species were detected: Andigena hypoglauca (Gould, 1833), Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons (Lawrence, 1880), and Buthraupis wetmorei (Moore, 1934). Records led to altitudinal range extensions of four species: Pipreola riefferii (Boissonneau, 1840), Glaucidium jardinii (Bonaparte, 1855), Margarornis squamiger (d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1838), and Pachyramphus versicolor (Hartlaub, 1843). We highlight the importance of this area for conservation plans.