Megamalai Mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

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 2015 present A1, A2
Asian Woollyneck Ciconia episcopus NT non-breeding 2015 present A1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN non-breeding 2015 present A1
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2015 present A1
Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus VU resident 2015 present A2
Malabar Parakeet Nicopsitta columboides LC resident 2015 present A2
Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus VU resident 2015 present A1, A2
Grey-headed Bulbul Brachypodius priocephalus NT resident 2015 present A2
Rufous Babbler Argya subrufa LC resident 2015 present A2
Banasura Chilappan Montecincla jerdoni EN resident 2015 present A1, A2
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus LC resident 2015 present A2
White-bellied Blue-flycatcher Cyornis pallidipes LC resident 2015 present A2
White-bellied Sholakili Sholicola albiventris VU resident 2015 present A1, A2
Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa LC resident 2015 present A2
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC resident 2015 present A2
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis VU resident 2015 present A1, 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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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Megamalai Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2022.