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Wetlands of the Tsiribihina delta and upper Tsiribihina river


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri EN resident 1998 40 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1998 present A1
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti EN resident 1998 50 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Black-banded Plover Charadrius thoracicus VU resident 1998 46-47 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus LC non-breeding 1998 642 individuals A4i
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis NT non-breeding 1998 250 individuals A4i
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC non-breeding 1998 3,300 individuals A4i
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides CR resident 1998 2-3 breeding pairs A1, A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata LC resident 1998 present A3
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava LC resident 1998 present A3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zones humides de Bedo Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,962 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mangroves de Tsiribihina Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 42,718 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wetlands of the Tsiribihina delta and upper Tsiribihina river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022.