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Location Indonesia, Kalimantan Tengah
Central coordinates 114o 8.00' East  0o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 195,000 ha
Altitude 120 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Barito Ulu Project study area covered slope forest from 120 m elevation up to more than 1000 m in Muller mountains, near sub-river of Busang and Murung that part of Barito River.The Dipterocarpacea forest is exist inside the valley.

Key Biodiversity Based on a recent study, birds occured in this site is represent Kalimantan bird species, 8 endemic species from Kalimantan can be found below 25 m, meanwhile 7 species can be found on the higher area. Some of these species shown additional information on altitude range distribution. Other species founded by Smyhies (1981) and described in Muller Mt. or G. Liang Kubung are predicted live in this area such as Dulit Frogmouth Batrachostomus harterti and Hose's Broadbill Calyptomena hosii.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lophura erythrophthalma resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Bulwer's Pheasant Lophura bulweri resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black Partridge Melanoperdix niger resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Blue-headed Pitta Pitta baudii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hook-billed Bulbul Setornis criniger resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Bornean Wren-babbler Ptilocichla leucogrammica resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 


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

References Smythies, B.E.1981. The birds of Borneo. Third edition. The Sabah Society with the Malayan Nature Society.Wilkinson, R., Dutson, G., Sheldon, B., Darjono & Yus Rusila Noor. 1991. The avivauna of the Barito Ulu region, Central Kalimantan. Kukila 5(2): 99-116.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ulu Barito. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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