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Location Sri Lanka, Central
Central coordinates 80o 49.00' East  7o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 30,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 1,800m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sri Lanka Woodpigeon Columba torringtoniae resident  2004  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Sri Lanka Magpie Urocissa ornata resident  2004  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Central Highlands of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site 55,012 protected area overlaps with site 11,824  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Hill evergreen forest (subtropical); Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical)  -
Grassland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Knuckles Range (Knuckles IBA). Downloaded from on 25/11/2015

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