IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 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
Flores Green-pigeon Treron floris VU resident 1998 15-20 individuals A1, A2
Olive-headed Lorikeet Trichoglossus euteles LC resident 2000 present A2
Yellow-spectacled White-eye Heleia wallacei LC resident 2000 present A2
Black-fronted Flowerpecker Dicaeum igniferum LC resident 2000 present A2
Flame-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris solaris LC resident 2000 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Pulau Lembata Kawasan Konservasi Perairan Daerah 225,624 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Savanna -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lamalera. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.