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
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
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra VU winter 2004 present A1, A2
Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa LC resident 2004 present A2
Nilgiri Sholakili Sholicola major EN resident 2004 present A1, A2
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC resident 2004 present A2
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis VU resident 2004 present A2

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2003 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap 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 Bird Reserve 552,000 unknown 0
Nilgiri UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 552,000 protected area contains site 3,538


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Naduvattam. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.