MG045
Bezavona Classified Forest


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
Meller's Duck Anas melleri EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii EN resident 1998 present A1
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1998 present A1
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1998 present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii VU resident 1998 present A1
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1998 present A3
Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans LC resident 1998 present A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1998 present A3
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Pollen's Vanga Xenopirostris polleni NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Wedge-tailed Tetraka Hartertula flavoviridis NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1998 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1998 present 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Bezavona Classified Forest 56,427 is identical to site 56,427

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bezavona Classified Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2022.