Gunung Timau

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2002)
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Area: 36,150 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description (2003 baseline)
The topography is hilly. The forest extends from altitude 200 m asl.

Key biodiversity
Five from six globally threatened species live in this area (Lesmana 2000). New discovery in this century for Wetar Ground-dove Gallicolumba hoedtii also from this area. Follow up survey is needed especially for Timor Black Pigeon Turacoena modesta, Timor Imperial Pigeon Ducula cineracea, Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea, Wetar Ground-dove Gallicolumba hoedtii and Timor Green Pigeon Treron psittacea. Two of new species for Timor Island is Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans and Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus live in this area. This area is one of the most threatened site in Timor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gunung Timau. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.