Peruaves

Species Added to the List of Birds of Peru – 2019

The following are the species added to the list of Birds of Peru in 2019. The information below was extracted from the report generated by the Comité de Registros de Aves Peruanas (C.R.A.P), located on the website managed by the “Union de Ornitologos del Peru (UNOP).   Species Added Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) Observation: On …

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Classification Revisions for the Bird Species of Peru, June-11-2020

The following changes were proposed by the South American Classification Committee. 1) To treat C. viridipennis (Amazonian Swift) as conspecific with C. chapmani (Chapman’s Swift).  C. viridipennis  is the form known to occur in Peru. The two forms are now known as Chapman’s Swift. Visit species account: Chapman’s Swift (Chaetura chapmani). Proposal: http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCprop841.htm  2) To …

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Species Added to the List of Birds of Peru-2016

Bare-faced Ibises The following are the species added to the list of Birds of Peru in 2016. These can be: Species reported for the first time, with the proper evidence and supporting information, within Peru’s political boundaries or, Species moved out of their current “Hypothetical” status on the Peru list. The status of “Hypothetical” generally …

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Classification Revisions for the Bird Species of Peru-2019

The South American Classification Committee (SACC) is an official committee of the American Ornithological Society.  The mission of this committee is to create a standard classification, with English names, for the bird species of South America. This classification is subject to constant revision by the proposal system to allow incorporation of new data. The list …

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Classification Revisions for the Bird Species of Peru 2018-early 2019

The South American Classification Committee (SACC) is an official committee of the American Ornithological Society. The mission of this committee is to create a standard classification, with English names, for the bird species of South America. This classification is subject to constant revision by the proposal system to allow incorporation of new data. The list …

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Researchers propose improvements for Peru’s protected areas

Apoorva Joshi, mongabay.com correspondent February 26, 2015 This article was produced under the Global Forest Reporting Network and can be re-published on your web site or blog or in your magazine, newsletter, or newspaper under these terms. This article is the second in a two-part series about the shortcomings of protected area definition in Peru. …

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Amazonian Biodiversity

Manu National Park The Manu National Park was legally established in 1973 in order to protect 14 ecosystems ranging from as low as 150 meters in parts of the Amazon Basin to the Puna Highlands at altitudes of 4200 meters. Because of this topographical range, it has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any …

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Parrots and Macaws in Southeast Peru

Macaw and Parrot Clay Licks in the Rainforest of Peru The congregation of colorful large Macaws, Amazon Parrots, and parakeets in Southeastern Peru’s Macaw clay licks has been described as one of the most thrilling of avian phenomena.   Riverside clay licks, locally known as Ccollpa is the point of concentration for hundreds of macaws, parrots, and parakeets; up …

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