Tanah Putih

Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
Gunung Tanah Putih is hilly area. There is one village close to the area called Domato. Most of people of Domato work as farmer. The main comodity from this area are coconut, cacao, and clove.

Key biodiversity
This area supports 33 restricted-range bird species. It is very difficult to find Chattering Lory Lorius garrulus in this area, because of intensive catching. During a one day survey by BirdLife International , only 4-10 birds observed (BirdLife International 2001).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Wood cutting, forest clearence for plantation and road of trans- Halmahera.

Protected areas
Protection Forest

Habitat and land use
The habitat type mainly moist deciduous forest (Monk 1997).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tanah Putih. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.