Minneriya / Girithale / Kaudulla

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
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT resident 2004 unknown A1, A4i

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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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Minneriya National Park 88,889 protected area contains site 12,993


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Dry evergreen forest (tropical) -
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands -
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Minneriya / Girithale / Kaudulla. Downloaded from on 18/10/2019.