Conservation and Research Actions Underway
The species is classified as Critically Endangered in Colombia and listed as 8th in the top ten most threatened species in Colombia (Cuervo 2014, Fundacin ProAves 2014, D. Lebbin in litt
. 2015). La Reserva Natural La Forzosa, a fragment of pristine forest of 4.5 km2
between 1,500 and 1,820 m, has been designated following an ornithological exploration of the area (Cuervo et al
. 2001, Renjifo et al.
. 1,310 acres of forest were purchased by the American Bird Conservancy to be managed by Fundacin ProAves as the Arrierito Antioqueo Bird Reserve in 2006 (Anon 2006/2007)
. It is also found in La Serrana and Caracol-Guayabito reserves (Cuervo 2014).
Conservationand ResearchActions Proposed
Conduct detailed surveys to determine the extent of its distribution, population status, and genetic variation and exchange between the Amalfi and Anor populations (Renjifo et al.
. Develop a management plan for the species. Pursue the protection of remaining pre-montane forest fragments in the region, particularly those persisting in the Riachn river valley in Amalfi (Renjifo et al.
2002). Control exploitation of palms and other forest resources. Encourage the local government to acquire land between 1,200 and 1,600 m for future protected areas. Encourage alternative technologies for the use of the land, and campaign to prevent the conversion of forests to pastures (Renjifo et al.
2002). There remains some large intact and potentially suitable subtropical forest areas in eastern and southeastern Antioquia. Conservation efforts in these areas may prove more practical and probably reveal healthy populations of this and other threatened species (Salaman in litt.
. Protect Bosque El Guayabito from deforestation (Fundacin ProAves in litt
. 2012). Connect fragmented habitats where the species is known to occur (Snow and Sharpe 2015).