Eastern Cordillera real montane forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is rugged and wet. These montane forests receive between 60 to 80 inches (1000 to 2000 mm) of rain each year, but can get as much as 177 inches (4500 mm) in a heavy rain year. At lower elevations, a habitat known locally as ceja de montaƱa consists of luxuriant forests with only two distinct canopy layers. Huge strangler figs, copey trees, and Pterocarpus dominate the upper canopy layer, with alder, stilt palms, and til dominating the lower canopy. The white-necked parakeet, coppery-chested jacamar, and bicoloured antvireo are just a few of the endemic birds that can be found here.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Ecuador, Colombia, Peru
Area:25,343,998 acres (10,256,352 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve
Podocarpus National Park
Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder