IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Sri Lanka Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanotum NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Yellow-fronted Barbet Psilopogon flavifrons LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Emerald-collared Parakeet Nicopsitta calthrapae LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Brown-capped Babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Hill Myna Gracula ptilogenys NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra VU winter 2004 unknown A1
White-throated Flowerpecker Dicaeum vincens NT resident 2000 present A2, A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Udawattekelle Reserved Forest 120 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Udawattakele. Downloaded from on 11/06/2023.