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Location Sri Lanka, North-Central
Central coordinates 80o 22.00' East  8o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 3,501 ha
Altitude 300 m
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  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Anuradhapura Sanctuary 3,501 is identical to site 3,501  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Dry evergreen forest (tropical)  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anuradhapura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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