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CRUZ CONGA

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Altitude (m):3300
# Species*:55
# Excl Vagrants*:55
# Endemics*:5
# Near Endemics*:7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Arid scrub

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Cruz Conga is located in a semi-arid area between Cajamarca and Celendin. Several species are of special interest there. The cajamarcae race of Rufous Antpitta is a likely future split as Cajamarca Antpitta. In the scrub along the road possibilities include Striated Earthcreeper, the rare but regularly seen in this area White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Jelski's Chat-Tyrant, the very rare and endangered Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch, and Rufous-eared Brush-Finch. Playback is very helpful in finding several of these species including the antpitta and shrike-tyrant.

LOCATION OF SITE

Cruz Conga is located between Cajamarca and Celendin in northern Peru.