Bemamba Wetland Complex

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 1992-1994 30 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 1992-1994 present A1
Giant Coua Coua gigas LC resident 1992-1994 uncommon A3
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli LC resident 1992-1994 uncommon A2, A3
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps LC resident 1992-1994 common A3
Sakalava Rail Zapornia olivieri EN resident 1995 present A1, A2, A3
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC non-breeding 1992-1994 1,265 individuals A4i
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti EN resident 1992-1994 50 individuals A1, A2, A3, A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC non-breeding 1992-1994 500 individuals A4i
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca LC non-breeding 1992-1994 2,000 individuals A4i
Black-banded Plover Charadrius thoracicus VU resident 1992-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Jacana Actophilornis albinucha EN resident 1992-1994 common A2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC non-breeding 1992-1994 600 individuals A4i
Madagascar Marsh-harrier Circus macrosceles EN resident 1992-1994 uncommon A1
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides CR resident 1992-1994 4 individuals A1, A2, A3
Schlegel's Asity Philepitta schlegeli NT resident 1992-1994 present A1, A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata LC resident 1992-1994 common A3
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava LC resident 1992-1994 uncommon 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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Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bemamba Wetland Complex. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.