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
Sri Lanka Woodpigeon Columba torringtoniae VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Yellow-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus penicillatus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Dull-blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordidus NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra VU winter 2004 unknown A1

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


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dikoya. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.