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Sihanaka Forest


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
Meller's Duck Anas melleri EN resident 1999 present A1, A3
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii EN resident - present A1
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1999 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1999 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident - present A1
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis NT resident - present A1
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii NT resident - present A1
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1999 present A1, A3
Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1999 present A3
Common Sunbird-Asity Neodrepanis coruscans LC resident 1999 present A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1999 present A3
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1999 present A1, A3
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1999 present A3
Madagascar Grassbird Amphilais seebohmi LC resident 1999 present A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1999 present A3
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1999 present A1, A3
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei LC resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1999 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1999 present 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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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sihanaka Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/04/2019.