Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica VU resident 1980-1989 present A1
Mindanao Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba crinigera VU resident 1990-1999 present A1, A2
Philippine Eagle-owl Bubo philippensis VU resident 1994 present A1
South Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus pinskeri EN resident 1980-1989 present A1
Penelopides samarensis NR resident 1990-1999 common A2
Northern Silvery Kingfisher Ceyx flumenicola NT resident 1997 present A1, A2
Rufous-lored Kingfisher Todiramphus winchelli VU resident 1990-1999 present A1
Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia CR resident 1989 12 individuals A1
Azure-breasted Pitta Pitta steerii VU resident 1980-1999 18 individuals A1, A2
Visayan Wattled Broadbill Sarcophanops samarensis VU resident 1980-1999 frequent A1, A2
Yellow-breasted Tailorbird Orthotomus samarensis NT resident 1990-1999 frequent A2
Streaked Reed-warbler Acrocephalus sorghophilus CR winter 1985 present A1
Striated Wren-babbler Ptilocichla mindanensis LC resident 1990-1999 frequent 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape 10,453 protected area overlaps with site 9,023
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument 14,145 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.