Serranía de las Quinchas

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Serranía de las Quinchas
Serranía de las Quinchas is located in Colombia
Serranía de las Quinchas
Serranía de las Quinchas
Highest point
Elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Coordinates 05°56′00″N 74°11′00″W / 5.93333°N 74.18333°W / 5.93333; -74.18333Coordinates: 05°56′00″N 74°11′00″W / 5.93333°N 74.18333°W / 5.93333; -74.18333
Geography
Country Colombia
State/Province Boyacá, Santander

The Serranía de las Quinchas is an 860 km2 area of tropical rainforest and cloud forest in Colombia. It lies in the mid Magdalena River Valley in the foothills of the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes. It ranges in altitude from 200 m (660 ft) to 1,700 m (5,600 ft). It is listed as an Important Bird Area, under criteria A1 and A2, as it holds populations of globally threatened and restricted range species. It contains the 848 ha (3.27 sq mi) El Paujil Nature Reserve, established by the Fundación ProAves in 2004.

Threatened birds found in the Serranía de las Quinchas include the wattled guan, blue-billed curassow, saffron-headed parrot, white-mantled barbet, beautiful woodpecker, Antioquia bristle-tyrant, grey-throated warbler, turquoise dacnis and sooty ant-tanager. It is also home to the critically endangered brown spider monkey.

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  • BirdLife International (2009) Important Bird Area factsheet: Serrania de las Quinchas, Colombia