MG041
Upper Rantabe Classified Forest


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue Coua Coua caerulea LC resident 1997 present A3
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides LC resident 1997 present A3
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata NT resident 1997 present A1
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN breeding 1997 present A1
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur EN resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii VU resident 1997 present A1
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides LC resident 1997 present A1, A3
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa LC resident 1997 present A3
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Crossley's Vanga Mystacornis crossleyi LC resident 1997 present A3
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi LC resident 1997 present A1, A3
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii EN resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Pollen's Vanga Xenopirostris polleni NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri EN resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Green Jery Neomixis viridis LC resident 1997 present A3
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Spectacled Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops LC resident 1997 present A3
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys LC resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops LC resident 1997 present A1, A3
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei LC resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Fody Foudia omissa LC resident 1997 present A3
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi LC resident 1997 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Upper Rantabe Classified Forest 0 is identical to site 33,200

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Upper Rantabe Classified Forest. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/upper-rantabe-classified-forest-iba-madagascar on 21/02/2024.