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Lloyd, Huw
Population densities of the Black-faced Cotinga Conioptilon mcilhennyi in south-east Peru
Bird Conservation International
Journal Article
threatened species wildlife management single-species study Passeriformes Aves Vertebrata Chordata Animalia Conioptilon mcilhennyi Black-faced Cotinga Animals Birds Chordates Vertebrates Parque Nacional Bahuaja-Sonene Madre de Dios River protected areas management habitat preferences animal population densities threats recommendations Reserva Nacional Tambopata Pariamanu River Las Piedras River intermediate spatial scales Madre de Dios Bibliography
Population densities of the near-threatened Black-faced Cotinga (Conioptilon mcilhennyi) were investigated during a 21-month survey of lowland rainforest bird communities in Madre de Dios, south-east Peru. Surveys for the species were conducted at two locations along the Rio Madre de Dios. C. mcilhennyi is more abundant in old floodplain/seasonally flooded swamp forest mosaic habitat than in seasonally flooded swamp forest. Regional population estimates along the Rio Madre de Dios, Rio Pariamanu and Rio de las Piedras range from 1,153 to 2,178 individuals. Current threats to this species and its habitat are discussed along with several conservation recommendations, including the proposal that the newly designated Parque Nacional Bahuaja-Sonene or existing Zona Reservada de Tambopata-Candamo are expanded to encompass suitable Black-faced Cotinga habitat.