IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 365,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
The third largest National Park in Sumatra which located on the south-west of Sumatra.
Although some threatened wetland birds such Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus and White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata exist in this area, but this area is characteristized with restricted-range bird species and bird species in medium-high level altitude. Two restricted-range bird species identified near Liwa are Black-crowned Pitta Pitta venusta and Trichastoma buettikoferi. Along the beach in Belimbing Beach Thick-knee Burhinus giganteus (the only record for Sumatra ?).
Non-bird biodiversity: Aonyx cinerea, Cervus unicolor, Dicerorninus sumatraensis, Elephas maximus, Helarctos malayanus, Hylobates agilis, Hystrix bracyura, Hylobates syndactylus, Lutra sumatrana, Martes flavigula, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera tigris, Presbytis cristata, Presbytis melalophos and Tapirus indicus (O'Brien & Kinnaird 1996, Verbelen 2000).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bukit Barisan Selatan. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/15838 on 28/05/2023.