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Location Sri Lanka, Southern
Central coordinates 81o 12.00' East  6o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 7,686 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
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
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)  
Bundala National Park 6,216 protected area contained by site 6,216  
Bundala Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,210 protected area contained by site 6,210  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bundala complex. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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