Laiwanggi Wanggameti

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2002)
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Area: 50,004 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description
This area is the bigest forest, with dense canopy cover.  Gunung Wanggameti (1225 m) is the highest elevation in Sumba dan supporting all slope terestrial forest types from sea level until mountain peak (Jepson 1996). The high plant diversity can be found from 800 m elevation.  Because there is complete elevation range, so that this area is appropriate for animals seasonal migration (Jones 1992). Moss forest in this area, covered Gunung Wanggameti from the 850 m elevation (Banilodu & Saka 1993). East and north part of this area border on garden and field, at south part border on savana and forest, and at west part on border on field and villages (Sub Balai Tata Hutan Kupang 1985)

Key biodiversity
This area as a biggest population site of Red-naped Fruit-dove Ptilinopus dohertyi and Sumba Green Pigeon Treron teysmannii (Jepson 1996).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laiwanggi Wanggameti. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.