|Central coordinates||126o 44.00' East 8o 45.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description The area around the estuary of the Irabere River is dominated by a mixture of degraded semi-evergreen forest on alluvium, agricultural land and riparian Casuarina forest. Extensive tropical dry forest and moist deciduous forest extends east from the river to about 20 km inland, with scattered agricultural land particularly in the lands of the isolated Tirilolo village.
Key Biodiversity Eleven restricted-range species and the Critically Endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo were recorded in this IBA during surveys conducted in 2003 by BirdLife International and the Timor-Leste government around the Irabere estuary, but the extensive dry forest is yet to covered by biological assessments and this IBA was considered to be a priority for further field survey work (Trainor et al. 2004).
|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|
|Olive-brown Oriole Oriolus melanotis||-||2007||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Timor Stubtail Urosphena subulata||-||2007||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Red-chested Flowerpecker Dicaeum maugei||-||2007||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Flame-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia solaris||-||2007||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea||resident||2007||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||minor|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status This IBA has not previously been identified as a site of significant conservation value, although it was recognised as “Unclassified Forest” by RePPProT (1989).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Irebere estuary and Iliomar forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2015
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