Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2002)
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Area: 6,569 ha

Protection status:

Burung Indonesia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium near favourable high
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Site description
This area consists of slopes and flat ridges which are formed by volcanic activity. There is a crater lake in the active mountain of Wae Sano.

Key biodiversity
There are two endemic birds of Flores in this area. Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum and Flores Crow Corvus florensis (Trainor & Lesmana 2000). In 1970s, Yellow-crested Cockatoo was reported abundant, but there is no new record and it is predicted extinct from this area (Schmutz 1977).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sesok. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.