Amarambalam Reserved Forest - Nilambur

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, A3
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus VU resident 2004 present A2, A3
Malabar Parakeet Nicopsitta columboides LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
White-bellied Treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Grey-headed Bulbul Brachypodius priocephalus NT resident 2004 present A2, A3
Rufous Babbler Argya subrufa LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
White-bellied Blue-flycatcher Cyornis pallidipes LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC resident 2004 present A2, 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.

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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
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Western Ghats World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 795,315 protected area overlaps with site 26,572
Silent Valley National Park 8,952 protected area overlaps with site 0


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Amarambalam Reserved Forest - Nilambur. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.