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Location Sri Lanka, Eastern,Uva
Central coordinates 81o 22.00' East  7o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, A4i
Area 20,202 ha
Altitude 80 - 600m
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
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis resident  2004  unknown  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus resident  2004  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nilgala Jungle Corridor 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Senanayake Samuddraya Sanctuary 2,324 protected area contained by site 2,324  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  -
Forest Dry evergreen forest (tropical)  -
Grassland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Senanayake Samudraya / Nilgala. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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