New distribution records of <em>Anairetes alpinus</em> (Carriker, 1933) (Aves, Tyrannidae), a highly specialized and endangered bird of Polylepis forests in Junín, Peru
Check List 14(3): 499-504, doi: 10.15560/14.3.499
New distribution records of Anairetes alpinus (Carriker, 1933) (Aves, Tyrannidae), a highly specialized and endangered bird of Polylepis forests in Junín, Peru
expand article infoHarold Rusbelth Quispe-Melgar, Wendy Carolay Navarro Romo, Fressia Nathalie Ames-Martínez, Vladimir Fernando Camel Paucar, C. Steven Sevillano-Ríos§
‡ Universidad Continental, Huancayo, Peru§ Cornell University, Ithaca, United States of America
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Abstract
The Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant, Anairetes alpinus (Carriker, 1933) (Aves, Tyrannidae), is an endangered and highly specialized bird that inhabits the Polylepis forests (Rosaceae) of Peru and Bolivia. Here, we report 2 new localities in the department of Junín, central Peru, where it was detected in forests dominated by Polylepis canoi, P. rodolfo-vasquezii, and a third undescribed Polylepis species. We conclude that a residential population is the more likely possibility although the possibility of dispersal individuals should also be considered.
Keywords
Andean birds; climate change; conservation; endangered species; High Andes; mountain ecosystems; source-sink habitats