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Hakgala / Meepilimana


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 Junglefowl Gallus lafayettii LC resident 2000 present A2
Sri Lanka Woodpigeon Columba torringtoniae VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Yellow-fronted Barbet Psilopogon flavifrons LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Sri Lanka Warbler Elaphrornis palliseri NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Yellow-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus penicillatus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka White-eye Zosterops ceylonensis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Spot-winged Thrush Geokichla spiloptera NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Dull-blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordidus NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Whistling-thrush Myophonus blighi EN resident 2004 unknown A1, 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).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kandapola Conservation Forest 2,690 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hakgala Forest Reserve 1,241 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hakgala Strict Natural Reserve 1,141 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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: Hakgala / Meepilimana. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/hakgala--meepilimana-iba-sri-lanka on 28/02/2024.