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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 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
Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus 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 LC 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
Ashy-fronted Babbler Argya cinereifrons VU resident 2004 unknown A1, A2, A3
Orange-billed Babbler Argya rufescens LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-faced Starling Sturnornis albofrontatus VU resident 2004 unknown A1, 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
White-throated Flowerpecker Dicaeum vincens 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sinharaja National Heritage Wilderness Area National Heritage Wilderness Area 11,428 protected area overlaps with site 9,580
Sinharaja Forest Reserve World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 8,864 protected area overlaps with site 8,864
Sinharaja Forest Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 8,864 protected area overlaps with site 11,187
Sinharaja Reserved Forest 6,485 protected area contained by site 6,092
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 3,068 protected area contained by site 3,068

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Morningside and Handapan Ella Plains (Sinharaja IBA). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022.