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Location Indonesia, Kepulauan Riau
Central coordinates 104o 36.00' East  0o 8.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,092m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description An Islands 80 km off coast of Riau province mainland.

Key Biodiversity This area selected as secondary endemic bird area because of the existence of Silvery Wood-Pigeon Columba argentina (Stattersfield the islands in east of Sumatra (including Bangka and Belitung in South Sumatra) support some lowland endemic bird sub-species but there is no significant value to showed the importanceof this area. The species that probably important is Silvery Wood-Pigeon Columba argentina, which also recorded in Karimun Besar, Batam, Bintan and Kepulauan Lingga. The area is given a secondary area status for endemic bird area based on the existence of those species.Last study in Batam and Bintan (Rajathurai 1996, Lim 1997) added more species on the record, but not for significant species. The "important" species that still live in Batam and Bintan were Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana, Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Ichtyhophaga ichthyaetus, Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii, Far-Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis, Cinnamon-headed Green-Pigeon Treron fulvicollis, Large Green-Pigeon Treron capellei, and Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha, but not for Silvery Wood-Pigeon Columba argentina. Although remaining of natural habitat in Batam and Bintan very small or probability for Karimun Island, with the result that area not covered by Endemic Bird Area criteria.Follow-up survey is still needed mainly to find out Silvery Wood-Pigeon Columba argentina.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 


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

References Lim, K.S. 1997. Further notes on the avifauna of the Riau Archipelago. Kukila 9: 74-77.Rajathurai, S. 1996. The birds of Batam and Bintan Islands, Riau Archipelago. Kukila 8: 86-113.Stattesfield, A.J., Crosby, M.J., Long, A.J., & Wege, D.C. 1998. Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. Birdlife Conservation Series No.7. BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kepulauan Lingga. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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