Hakaluki Haor

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica LC winter 2004 unknown A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2004 present A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 2004 present A4i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 2004 unknown A4i
Anas crecca NR non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC resident 2004 present A4i
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius EN non-breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 present A1
Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger LC resident 2004 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN winter 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hakaluki Haor. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.