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Location Sri Lanka, North-Western
Central coordinates 79o 49.00' East  7o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 1,397 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
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
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis resident  2004  unknown  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Annaiwilundawa Tanks Sanctuary Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,397 is identical to site 1,397  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Anaiwilundawa complex. Downloaded from on 26/11/2015

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