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Location Timor-Leste, Liquiça
Central coordinates 125o 15.00' East  8o 36.00' South
IBA criteria A2
Area 5,292 ha
Altitude 0 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description This site comprises intact tropical dry forest on alluvium fringing a small lake (c.8 ha) and extends along an intact gradient for several kilometers to low hills at an elevation of c.500 m. Habitat above the beach comprises dense stands of Corypha palm woodland on alluvium.

Key Biodiversity Thirteen restricted-range species have been recorded in this IBA (Trainor et al. 2004).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Cuckoo-dove Turacoena modesta resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Pink-headed Imperial-pigeon Ducula rosacea resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Jonquil Parrot Aprosmictus jonquillaceus resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Streaky-breasted Honeyeater Meliphaga reticulata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Plain Friarbird Philemon inornatus 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Plain Gerygone Gerygone inornata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Fawn-breasted Whistler Pachycephala orpheus 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Timor Figbird Sphecotheres viridis 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Olive-brown Oriole Oriolus melanotis 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
White-bellied Bushchat Saxicola gutturalis resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Red-chested Flowerpecker Dicaeum maugei 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Flame-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia solaris 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Timor Sparrow Padda fuscata resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   major
Wetlands (inland)   minor

Protection status This IBA has not previously been identified as a site of significant conservation value.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maubara. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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