LK047
Morningside and Handapan Ella Plains (Sinharaja 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 Woodpigeon Columba torringtoniae VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata VU resident 2004 unknown A1
Ashy-headed Laughingthrush Garrulax cinereifrons VU resident 2004 unknown A1
White-faced Starling Sturnornis albofrontatus VU resident 2004 unknown A1

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)
Sinharaja Forest Reserve World Heritage Site 8,864 protected area contained by site 8,864
Sinharaja Forest Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 11,187 protected area contained by site 11,187
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 3,068 protected area contained by site 3,068
Sinharaja National Heritage Wilderness Area 9,580 protected area contained by site 9,580
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 6,092 protected area contained by site 6,092

Habitats

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Morningside and Handapan Ella Plains (Sinharaja IBA). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017.