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Location Indonesia, Sumatera Selatan
Central coordinates 105o 48.00' East  2o 55.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 13,750 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description This site is located on the east coast of Sumatra between Tanjung Selokan and Lampung province boundary.

Key Biodiversity There is breeding colony of waterbirds in mangrove site which is located around 2 km from the coast line in dense fern of Acrosticum. Air survey on 1-2 September 1988 found:Around 300-400 nestsof 500 Milky Stork Myctera cinerea (including juveniles)30 Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus60 Great Egret Egretta alba.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea resident  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status Protected Forest

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tanjung Koyan. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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