Pulau Natuna

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2001)
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Area: 120,000 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description (2003 baseline)
Located on the east of Malay peninsula and west of Kalimantan Barat Province. Faunisticaly closer with west and east Malaysia rather than Sumatra (Stattersfield et all 1998). Ranai slope on the south-east of Natuta Besar island still forested up to 1035 m.

Key biodiversity
Selected as Secondary Endemic Bird Area because of Silvery Wood-Pigeon Columba argentina present in this area (Stattersfield 1998). The other significant species is Dicaeum everetti bungurense, of which few information about the distribution mainly from the mainland. Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarida is not listed Natuna Island as part of its distribution by Smythies (1981).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pulau Natuna. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.