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Baleh headwaters


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 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
Bornean Partridge Arborophila hyperythra LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Crimson-headed Partridge Haematortyx sanguiniceps LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Dulit Frogmouth Batrachostomus harterti LC resident 2000 present A2
Whitehead's Trogon Harpactes whiteheadi LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Bornean Barbet Psilopogon eximius LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Golden-naped Barbet Psilopogon pulcherrimus LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Mountain Barbet Psilopogon monticola LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Hose's Broadbill Calyptomena hosii LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Whitehead's Broadbill Calyptomena whiteheadi LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Black Oriole Oriolus hosii NT resident 2004 present A2, A3
Bornean Whistler Pachycephala hypoxantha LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Bornean Stubtail Urosphena whiteheadi LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Chestnut-crested Yuhina Staphida everetti LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Pygmy White-eye Heleia squamifrons LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Mountain Black-eye Zosterops emiliae LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Black Babbler Melanocichla lugubris LC resident 2004 present A3
Mountain Wren-babbler Gypsophila crassa LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Sunda Laughingthrush Garrulax palliatus NT resident 2004 present A2, A3
Everett's Thrush Zoothera everetti NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Black-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum monticolum LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Whitehead's Spiderhunter Arachnothera juliae LC resident 2004 present A2, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Baleh headwaters. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/baleh-headwaters-iba-malaysia on 21/02/2024.