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Antisana Ecological Reserve

Cuenca, Ecuador

In the Antisana Ecological Reserve, you will admire the beautiful Mica lake and the Majestic Antisana Volcano (5,758 mts, 18,886.24 ft.). Besides Antisana is one of the best places to spot for Andean Condor in a Natural habitat.

Rare animals and plants found in or near the reserve include:

  • White-fronted Spider Monkey (Ateles belzebuth) – Endangered
  • Northern Pudu (Pudu mephistophiles) – Vulnerable
  • Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) – Endangered
  • Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) – Vulnerable
  • Bush Dog (Speothos venaticus) – Near Threatened
  • Wattled Guan (Aburria aburri) – Near Threatened
  • Fuegian Snipe (Gallinago stricklandii) – Near Threatened
  • Spot-winged Parrotlet (Touit stictopterus) – Vulnerable
  • Greater Scythebill (Campylorhamphus pucherani) – Near Threatened
  • Southeastern Giant Antpitta, Grallaria gigantea gigantea – Vulnerable
  • Giant Conebill (Oreomanes fraseri) – Near Threatened
  • Napo Plump Toad (Osornophryne antisana) – Endangered
  • Senecio antisanae / Senecio iscoensis (= Aetheolaena senecioides?) – Data Deficient

Other notable flora and fauna of the park are, for example:

  • Andean Gull (Larus serranus)
  • Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis)
  • Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis)
  • Oreopanax confusus
  • Chuquiraga jussieui

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