IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Sri Lanka Woodpigeon Columba torringtoniae VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata VU resident 2004 unknown A1
White-faced Starling Sturnornis albofrontatus VU resident 2004 unknown A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Horagolla 2 Reserved Forest 199 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kithulgala. Downloaded from on 20/09/2020.