Betung Kerihun

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 800,000 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description (2003 baseline)
Located at the upstream of Kapuas river, on the boundary of Sarawak (Malaysia) and Indonesia. This area is very important for the watershed of Kapuas, Rajang and Mahakam Rivers. Dayak ethnic used this area for subsistence need. The highest point is Gunung Lawit (1767 m).

Key biodiversity
It is predicted that this area has the same bird composition with G. Batu Liang or Hose mountains in Sarawak. The prediction is confirmed by Raharjaningtrah & Prayogo (1997), although some of species need to be re-assesed, such as : Wallace's Hawk-eagle Spizaetus nanus, Blue-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii, Hook-billed Bulbul Setornis ciringer, Black-browed Babbler Malacocincla perspicillata, Eye-browed Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias gularis.

Non-bird biodiversity: Hylobates muelleri, Nasalis larvatus, Pongo pygmeus, Presbytis rubicunda, Helarctos malayanus and Neofelis nebulosa (MacKinnon 1996, Colijn 2000)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Betung Kerihun. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.