Ontalafia Lagoon

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2011 max 193 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ontalafia Lagoon. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.