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Location Sri Lanka, North-Central
Central coordinates 81o 1.00' East  7o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A4i
Area 1,522 ha
Altitude 200 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, A4i  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Polonnaruwa Sanctuary 1,522 is identical to site 1,522  

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: Polonnaruwa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2014

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