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
Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
Grey-headed Bulbul Brachypodius priocephalus NT resident 2004 present A2
Nilgiri Chilappan Montecincla cachinnans EN resident 2004 present A1, A2
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus LC resident 2004 present A2
Nilgiri Sholakili Sholicola major EN resident 2004 present A1, A2
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra VU winter 2004 present A1
Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa LC resident 2004 present A2
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC resident 2004 present A2
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis VU resident 2004 present A2

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

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2003 not assessed low not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Western Ghats World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 795,315 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nilgiri Tahr National Park 7,800 unknown 0
Nilgiri UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 552,000 protected area contains site 3,538
Nilgiri Bird Reserve 552,000 unknown 0


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Naduvattam. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.