IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii VU resident 2015 present A1, A2
Asian Woollyneck Ciconia episcopus NT non-breeding 2015 present A1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN non-breeding 2015 present A1
Indian Spotted Eagle Clanga hastata VU resident 2015 present A1
Malabar Parakeet Nicopsitta columboides LC resident 2015 present A2
White-naped Tit Machlolophus nuchalis VU resident 2015 present A1
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC resident 2015 present A2

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.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Melagiris. Downloaded from on 04/03/2021.