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Location Sri Lanka, North-Central
Central coordinates 80o 54.00' East  8o 4.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A4i
Area 12,993 ha
Altitude 100 - 300m
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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Minneriya National Park 88,889 protected area contains site 12,993  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Minneriya / Girithale / Kaudulla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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