Tanimbar Tengah

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A2 (2004)
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Area: 116,888 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description
This area is a flat area. The land of Yamdena island is important area for medicinal plants and other forest products and hunting (wild boar, deer and wild buffalo). There are 4 villages in this area and most of the people work as fisherman and farmer. Main comodities are coconut for copra and marine products mainly sea cucumbers and mussels.

Key biodiversity
The only area where Tanimbar Starling Aplonis crassa recorded.

Non-bird biodiversity: The endemic flora in this area is Lemuku Dendrobium phaleonopsis (MacKinnon & Artha 1981, Monk The emdemic fauna of Tanimbar are Troides riedeli, Litoria capitula (Monk The other important fauna are Python morelia amethistina,Cervus timorensis floresiensis (Petocz

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tanimbar Tengah. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.