IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Distribution

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Range Description

Odontophorus strophium occurs on the west slope of the east Andes of Colombia. It has not been reported in Cundinamarca since 1954 (Wege and Long 1995), when it was known from a few sites to the west of and around Bogot. It has since been recorded in Santander, on the Cuchilla del Ramo in 1970, in Guanent-Alto Ro Fonce Flora and Fauna Sanctuary from 1979 onwards, in Cachalu Biological Reserve from 1999, and in the Serrana de los Yarigues in 2003 (Donegan et al. 2005, P. Salaman in litt. 2004). In 2004 it was found in the oak forests of Charal, at Vereda Viroln; Onzaga, at Vereda Chaguata; Mogotes, at Vereda San Jose, Vereda Vega Grande and Vereda Cabecera, and Coromoro, at Vereda Laguna and Vereda Mina (Velasquez et al. 2005). Overall, it appears to be restricted to the larger oak forest remnants in the eastern Cordillera: Serrania de Yariguies and NorAndino Oak Forest Corridor. Both remnants have decreased considerably in size in the last two decades (J. Velasquez and N. Silva in litt. 2004). The total population is thought to be very small and is presumably declining. Its stronghold is in the Yarigues National Park and adjacent ProAves Reinta Cerulea Reserve, which probably support a few thousand individuals (Donegan et al. 2005, Turner 2006).

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