Rawa Tapus

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2001)
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Area: 22,000 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description (baseline)
Swamp area in Rawa Tapus stretched to coast of Southern part of NAD.

Key biodiversity
The important species in this area is White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata. This bird was not found in 1991 (Giesen & van Balen 1992).Follow-up survey on July-August 1999 in 12 locations in this area did not get a visual contact. Secondary information from local people says that three mounths before the survey the White-winged Duck was seen and a pair were flying for feeding (Wibowo 1999).

Non-bird biodiversity: Other biodiversity include Macaca fascicularis, Macaca nemestrina, Presbytis cristata, Presbytis melalophos, Amyda catilagenia and Pyton reticulatus (Giesen and van Balen 1992, Wibowo et al. 1999)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rawa Tapus. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.