LK026
Knuckles Range (Knuckles IBA)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Sri Lanka Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Junglefowl Gallus lafayettii LC resident 2000 present A2
Sri Lanka Woodpigeon Columba torringtoniae VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanotum NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill Ocyceros gingalensis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Yellow-fronted Barbet Psilopogon flavifrons LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Hanging-parrot Loriculus beryllinus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Emerald-collared Parakeet Nicopsitta calthrapae 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 NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka White-eye Zosterops ceylonensis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Brown-capped Babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sri Lanka Hill Myna Gracula ptilogenys NT 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

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Munamalpelessa Reserved Forest 227 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Knuckles Conservation Forest 31,305 protected area overlaps with site 0
Central Highlands of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 55,012 protected area overlaps with site 11,824

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical), Hill evergreen forest (subtropical) -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Knuckles Range (Knuckles IBA). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.