HUMID PUNA

The Humid Puna ecological region covers the highest areas of the east Andean chain and the northern end of the Bolivian Altiplano (Titicaca Basin). It is characterized mainly by semi-humid to humid grassland and, locally, woodland, Polylepis forest, freshwater lakes, and bogs.

Recommended eBird Hotspots in the Humid Puna:
Lake Titicaca, Southeast End
San Miguel Polylepis Forest

Bolivian Endemics and Near-Endemics:
Aglaeactis pamela/Black-hooded Sunbeam
Diglossa carbonaria/Gray-bellied Flowerpiercer
Poospiza garleppi
/Cochabamba Mountain-Finch

Threatened species:
Nothoprocta taczanowskii/Taczanowski’s Tinamou
Rollandia microptera
/Titicaca Grebe
Cinclodes aricomae
/Royal Cinclodes
Anairetes alpinus/Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant
Poospiza garleppi
/Cochabamba Mountain-Finch

Other ecoregion specialties:
Gallinago jamesoni/Jameson’s or Andean Snipe
Theristicus melanopis branickii
/Black-faced or Andean Ibis
Oreotrochilus leucopleurus
/White-sided Hillstar
Chalcostigma olivaceum
/Olivaceous Thornbill
Chalcostigma stanleyi/Blue-mantled Thornbill
Metallura aeneocauda
/Scaled Metaltail
Pterophanes cyanopterus
/Great Sapphirewing
Grallaria andicolus
/Stripe-headed Antpitta
Scytalopus simonsi
/Puna Tapaculo
Leptasthenura andicola
/Andean Tit-Spinetail
Asthenes urubambensis
/Line-fronted Canastero
Asthenes maculicauda
/Scribble-tailed Canastero
Asthenes wyatti
/Streak-backed Canastero
Asthenes humilis
/Streak-throated Canastero
Muscisaxicola griseus
/Taczanowski’s Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola juninensis
/Puna Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola albifrons
/White-fronted Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola flavinucha
/Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola albilora
/White-browed Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola capistratus
/Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant
Muscisaxicola frontalis
/Black-fronted Ground-Tyrant
Agriornis albicauda
/White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant
Cnemarchus erythropygius
/Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant
Ochthoeca fumicolor
/Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant
Ampelion rubrocristatus
/Red-crested Cotinga
Mimus patagonicus
/Patagonian Mockingbird
Conirostrum binghami
/Giant Conebill
Conirostrum ferrugineiventre
/White-browed Conebill
Conirostrum cinereum
/Cinereous Conebill
Sicalis lutea
/Puna Yellow-Finch
Sicalis uropygialis
/Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch
Idiopsar dorsalis
/Red-backed Sierra Finch
Idiopsar erythronotus
/White-throated Sierra Finch
Idiopsar speculifera
/White-winged Diuca Finch
Idiopsar brachyurus
/Short-tailed Finch
Catamenia homochroa
/Paramo Seedeater
Diuca diuca
/Common Diuca Finch
Pseudosaltator rufiventris
/Rufous-bellied Mountain Tanager (Saltator)
Spinus crassirostris
/Thick-billed Siskin
Spinus uropygialis
/Yellow-rumped Siskin