Sibutu and Tumindao Islands

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Grey Imperial-pigeon Ducula pickeringii VU resident 1880-1900 present A1, A2
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU non-breeding 1990 present A1
Mantanani Scops-owl Otus mantananensis NT resident 1950-1980 present A2
Sulu Pygmy Woodpecker Picoides ramsayi VU resident 1971 present A1
Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia CR resident 1900-1949 present A1
Sulu Racquet-tail Prioniturus verticalis CR resident 1971 present A1, A2
Hypsipetes everetti NR resident 1950-1980 present A2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sibutu and Tumindao Islands. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.