Country/territory: Timor-Leste

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 13,541 ha

Site description
A small, well-forested mountain that is easily accessible from Dili. The forests are on non-calcareous substratum and are considered more species-rich than most other forests on Timor (FAO/UNDP 1982). The forest area is known in Indonesian as ‘Hutan Gunung Maelulu’ (RTK 5) (Ora 2000).

Key biodiversity
Fifteen restricted-range species have been recorded in this IBA, including several during a brief visit in 2006 in small patches of secondary forest and coffee plantation with Paraserianthes overstorey (Mayr 1944, CT pers. obs.).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fatumasin. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.