email a friend
printable version
Location Indonesia, Kalimantan Barat
Central coordinates 113o 15.00' East  0o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 800,000 ha
Altitude 200 - 1,767m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Located at the upstream of Kapuas river, on the boundary of Sarawak (Malaysia) and Indonesia. This area is very important for the watershed of Kapuas, Rajang and Mahakam Rivers. Dayak ethnic used this area for subsistence need. The highest point is Gunung Lawit (1767 m).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wattled Pheasant Lophura bulweri resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Whitehead's Trogon Harpactes whiteheadi resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Near Threatened 
Mountain Barbet Megalaima monticola resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Golden-naped Barbet Megalaima pulcherrima resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Bornean Barbet Megalaima eximia resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Hose's Broadbill Calyptomena hosii resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Near Threatened 
Whitehead's Broadbill Calyptomena whiteheadi resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Blue-headed Pitta Pitta baudii resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha winter  2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Bornean Stubtail Urosphena whiteheadi resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Bornean Wren-babbler Ptilocichla leucogrammica resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Mountain Wren-babbler Napothera crassa resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Sunda Laughingthrush Garrulax palliatus resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Chestnut-crested Yuhina Yuhina everetti resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Pygmy White-eye Oculocincta squamifrons resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Mountain Blackeye Chlorocharis emiliae resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Large-billed Blue-flycatcher Cyornis caerulatus resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum monticolum resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Whitehead's Spiderhunter Arachnothera juliae resident  2001  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Betung Kerihun National Park 800,000 is identical to site 800,000  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Hylobates muelleri, Nasalis larvatus, Pongo pygmeus, Presbytis rubicunda, Helarctos malayanus and Neofelis nebulosa (MacKinnon et.al 1996, Colijn 2000)

Protection status Betung Kerihun Nature Reserve based on SK. No. 118/Kpts-II/1992, and then based on SK. 467/Kpts-II/95, the status is changed to Betung Kerihun National Park (800000 ha).

References MacKinnon, K., Hatta, G., Halim, H., and Mangalik, A. 1996. The Ecology of Kalimantan: Indonesian Borneo. The Ecology of Indonesia Series, Vol. 3. Singapore: Periplus Edition.Raharjaningtrah, W. & Prayogo, H. 1997. Laporan Keanekaragaman Burung di Taman Nasional Bentuang Karimun, Kalimantan Barat. Yayasan Pribumi Alam Lestari - WWF, Bandung.Smythies, B.E.1981. The birds of Borneo. Third edition. The Sabah Society with the Malayan Nature Society.

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Betung Kerihun. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife