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Location Sri Lanka, Central
Central coordinates 80o 48.00' East  6o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 6,409 ha
Altitude 600 - 2,400m
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 
Sri Lanka Whistling-thrush Myophonus blighi resident  2004  unknown  A1  Endangered 
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra winter  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 0  
Horton Plains National Park 3,160 protected area contained by site 3,160  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Horton plains / Ohiya / Pattipola-Ambewela. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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