Assessment and conservation of Cundinamarca antpitta at Farallon de Medina, Cundinamarca

Francisco Javier Cortes

The Cundinamarca antpitta is a very poorly known and endangered species. Recent field observations by the principal investigator strongly suggest than the species specializes in large-leaved herbs.

The purpose of the project is to conduct population and behavioral studies on the species, as well as obtain ecological information of the study area. We will measure forest characteristics focusing on the large-leaved herbs patches related with the species, and food availability present in the habitat. Also, we will work with the local community to increase awareness about the species in order to facilitate in the near future conservation efforts in the area.