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Andringitra National Park


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 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
Meller's Duck Anas melleri EN resident 1993 present A2, A3
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii EN resident 1993 present A1
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor VU resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1993 present A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1993 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1993 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1993 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1993 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1993 present A1
Madagascar Marsh-harrier Circus macrosceles EN resident 1993 present A1
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident 1993 present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii VU resident 1993 present A1
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger VU resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1993 present A1, A3
Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi NT resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1993 present A3
Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans LC resident 1993 present A3
Yellow-bellied Sunbird-asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha VU resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1993 present A3
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris LC resident 1993 present A2, A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1993 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1993 present A3
Pollen's Vanga Xenopirostris polleni NT resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1993 present A3
Brown Emu-tail Bradypterus brunneus LC resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Grassbird Bradypterus seebohmi LC resident 1993 present A2, A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1993 present A3
Wedge-tailed Tetraka Hartertula flavoviridis NT resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1993 present A3
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps NT resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys LC resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi LC resident 1993 present A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1993 present A1, A3
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei LC resident 1993 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1993 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1993 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 unfavourable high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 31160 21820 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Unknown A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Unknown low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rainforests of the Atsinanana World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 479,661 protected area contains site 31,160
Andringitra National Park 30,988 protected area contained by site 31,160

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
Savanna -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Andringitra National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/andringitra-national-park-iba-madagascar on 22/02/2024.