LK056
Morapitiya-Runakanda


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
Sri Lanka Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Junglefowl Gallus lafayettii LC resident 2000 present A2
Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill Ocyceros gingalensis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Yellow-fronted Barbet Psilopogon flavifrons LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Hanging-parrot Loriculus beryllinus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Emerald-collared Parakeet Nicopsitta calthrapae LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Orange-billed Babbler Argya rufescens LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Hill Myna Gracula ptilogenys NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-throated Flowerpecker Dicaeum vincens NT resident 2000 present A2, A3

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


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sinharaja National Heritage Wilderness Area National Heritage Wilderness Area 11,428 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sinharaja Forest Reserve World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 8,864 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sinharaja Forest Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 8,864 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sinharaja Reserved Forest 6,485 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kudumirishena Conservation Forest 50 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Morapitiya-Runakanda. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/morapitiya-runakanda-iba-sri-lanka on 22/02/2024.