Geographic and climatic barriers divide the country of Peru into discrete units, each with distinct avifauna. Elevation also has a tremendous impact on the distribution of birds and species composition. The map of Peru below shows an approximate division of the main life Zones in the country. Each life zone has a core distinctive avifauna and helps as reference to understand bird distribution.  The Life Zone below have been adopted from Parker (checklist). Who at the same time adopted this approach from “Provincias Bioticas del Peru” by Antonio Brack.

Interactive Map: Use the panel in the upper left corner to toggle between life zones. Click anywhere on the map for information on such life zone. Click and maintain pressed the cursor to drag the map. Use the mouse wheel or the plus (+) or minus (-) signs to minimize or enlarge the figure.