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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 119o 56.00' East  8o 38.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 18,420 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).

Populations of IBA trigger species

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


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity 

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

Related state of the world's birds case studies

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mbeliling (Tanjung Karita Mese). Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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