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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 119o 56.22' East  8o 42.78' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 33,549 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,230m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Topography in this area dominated by steep slopes, 60% area located on altitude between 0-499 m, 35% on altitude 500-1000 m and 5% above of 1000 m. Wai Ndae River, flow pass through this area and emptied into Sawu Sea (Butchart, Gatur, Trainor & Lesmana 2000).

Key Biodiversity Butchart found Wallace's Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus on altitude between 450-980 m, in groups up to 20 birds. This area is one of the area in Flores where Wallace's Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus, Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum, and Flores Crow Corvus florensisfound (Trainor & Lesmana 2000). On a whole this area is the richest area for restricted-range birds in Flores.

Non-bird biodiversity:

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Flores Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Endangered 
Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum resident  2004  present  good  A1  Endangered 
Flores Crow Corvus florensis resident  2004  present  good  A1  Endangered 
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2004  present  good  A1  Critically Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2012 medium near favourable medium
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -

Protection status Protection Forest (7240 ha) with total area 23420 ha (Gatur 2000, Trainor & Lesmana 2000).

References Butchart, S. H. M., Brooks, T. M., Davies, C. W. N., Dharmaputra, G., Dutson, G. C. L., Lowen, J. C, and Sahu, H. 1996. The conservation status of forest birds on Flores and Sumbawa, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 6: 335-370.Gatur, A., Lesmana, D., & Trainor, C. 2000. Laporan Sosial-Ekonomi dan Budaya pada beberapa Blok Hutan di Pulau Flores. PKA/BirdLife/WWF, Bogor.MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. & Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV; Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.Trainor, C and Lesmana, D. 2000. Exploding volcanoes, unique birds, gigantic rats and elegant ikat: Identifying sites of international conservation significance with particular reference to Sumbawa. PKA/BirdLife/WWF, Bogor. Report No. 11.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mbeliling - Tanjung Kerita Mese. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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