Gunung Singgalang

Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
Key biodiversity
Thiollay (1995, 1996a) found Wallace's Hawk-eagle Spizaetus nanus in Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve (not in Gunung Singgalang area), and Sunda Wrinkled Hornbil Aceros corrugatus. This area is one of five locations for Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococyx viridis. There is no record of this species in this area since 1916. This bird is one of the globally threatened and restricted-range species (Collar & Long 1996, Stattersfield 1998, BirdLife International 2000)

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Firewood collection and forest clearence for plantation (Anon 1995).

Protected areas
This area is a protected Forest (for watercatchment area. 9659 ha of this area is proposed as Nature Reserve (Anon 1995).

Habitat and land use
Lower and upper mountain forest.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Singgalang. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.